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Was Einstein right? : putting general relativity to the test

Author: Clifford M Will
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©1986.
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Looks at how scientists have tested Einstein's theory during the past seventy years, and demonstrates how this theory is crucial to understanding such features of the universe as pulsars, quasars, and black holes.
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Will, Clifford M., 1946-
Was Einstein right?.
New York : Basic Books, ©1986
(DLC) 85073877
(OCoLC)13759386
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Clifford M Will
OCLC Number: 681913944
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 274 pages, [8] pages of plates) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Renaissance of general relativity --
Straight road to curved space-time --
Gravitational red shift of light and clocks --
Departure of light from the straight and narrow --
Perihelion shift of Mercury: triumph or trouble? --
Time delay of light: better late than never --
Do the Earth and the moon fall the same? --
Rise and fall of the Brans-Dicke theory --
Is the gravitational constant constant? --
Binary pulsar: gravity waves exist! --
Frontiers of experimental relativity --
Astronomy after the renaissance: is general relativity useful?
Responsibility: Clifford M. Will.

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Looks at how scientists have tested Einstein's theory during the past seventy years, and demonstrates how this theory is crucial to understanding such features of the universe as pulsars, quasars, and black holes.

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