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The Confrontation between General Relativity and Experiment

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The Confrontation between General Relativity and Experiment
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Publisher: arXiv
Number of pages: 113

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The status of experimental tests of general relativity and of theoretical frameworks for analyzing them are reviewed and updated. Tests of general relativity at the post-Newtonian level have reached high precision, including the light deflection, the Shapiro time delay, the perihelion advance of Mercury, the Nordtvedt effect in lunar motion, and frame-dragging.

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