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Classical Tests of General Relativity

  • Reinhard HentschkeEmail author
  • Christian Hölbling
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Part of the Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics book series (ULNP)

Abstract

The most iconic experimental tests of general relativity for weak gravitational fields are presented. Those include the classic 20th century observations of the the perihelion precession and the deflection of light by massive objects such as the sun as well as the 21st century detection of gravitational waves.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Mathematics and Natural SciencesUniversity of WuppertalWuppertalGermany

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