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  • Print publication year: 2018
  • Online publication date: September 2018

7 - The Classical Tests


We describe three central tests of general relativity, sometimes call the "classical" tests: the deflection of light, the Shapiro time delay and the perihelion advance of Mercury. After deriving each effect in detail within the PPN formalism, we describe the various measurements that lead to tight bounds on the relevant PPN parameters.

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Theory and Experiment in Gravitational Physics
  • Online ISBN: 9781316338612
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