Classical tests of general relativity I: looking to the past to understand the present

  title={Classical tests of general relativity I: looking to the past to understand the present},
  author={Jorge Pinochet},
  journal={Physics Education},
  • J. Pinochet
  • Published 25 August 2020
  • Physics, Geology
  • Physics Education
Einstein’s theory of general relativity (GR) provides the best available description of gravity. The recent detection of gravitational waves and the first picture of a black hole have provided spectacular confirmations of GR, as well as arousing substantial interest in topics related to gravitation. However, to understand present and future discoveries, it is convenient to look to the past, to the classical tests of GR, namely, the deflection of light by the Sun, the perihelion precession of… 
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