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Pulsars and a Possible New Test of General Relativity

  • Banesh Hoffmann

Abstract

The recent discovery of rapidly pulsating radio sources1 with a remarkably uniform periodicity suggests the possibility of testing a general relativistic effect involving the orbital motion of the Earth and the gravitational field of the Sun.

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    Hoffmann, B., and Sproull, W. T., Amer. J. Phys., 29, 640 (1961).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1968

Authors and Affiliations

  • Banesh Hoffmann
    • 1
  1. 1.Queens CollegeCity University of New YorkFlushingUSA

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