# Theory and Experiment in Gravitational Physics

@inproceedings{Will1981TheoryAE, title={Theory and Experiment in Gravitational Physics}, author={Clifford M. Will}, year={1981} }

New technological advances have made it feasible to conduct measurements with precision levels which are suitable for experimental tests of the theory of general relativity. This book has been designed to fill a new need for a complete treatment of techniques for analyzing gravitation theory and experience. The Einstein equivalence principle and the foundations of gravitation theory are considered, taking into account the Dicke framework, basic criteria for the viability of a gravitation theory…

## 2,249 Citations

Effective Field Theory Methods in Gravitational Physics and Tests of Gravity

- Physics
- 2011

In this PhD thesis I make use of the "Effective Field Theory of Gravity for Extended Objects" by Goldberger and Rothstein in order to investigate theories of gravity and to take a different point of…

Experimental Tests of General Relativity

- Physics
- 2008

Einstein's general theory of relativity is the standard theory of gravity, especially where the needs of astronomy, astrophysics, cosmology and fundamental physics are concerned. As such, this theory…

Experimental tests of general relativity: recent progress and future directions

- Physics
- 2008

The foundation of general relativity is reviewed, recent progress in tests of relativistic gravity is discussed, and motivations for the new generation of high-accuracy tests of new physics beyond general relativity are presented.

Was Einstein right?

- Physics
- 2005

We review the experimental evidence for Einstein's special and general relativity. A variety of high precision null experiments verify the weak equivalence principle and local Lorentz invariance,…

Was Einstein right?

- PhysicsAnnalen der Physik
- 2005

We review the experimental evidence for Einstein's special and general relativity. A variety of high precision null experiments verify the weak equivalence principle and local Lorentz invariance,…

The Confrontation between General Relativity and Experiment

- Physics, GeologyLiving reviews in relativity
- 2006

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, and the Nordtvedt effect in lunar motion.

The confrontation between general relativity and experiment

- Physics, Geology
- 2004

We review the experimental evidence for Einstein’s general relativity. Tests of the Einstein equivalence principle support the postulates of curved space-time and bound variations of fundamental…

Testing Gravitational Theories in the Field of the Earth with the SaToR-G Experiment

- Physics
- 2021

A new satellite-based experiment in the field of gravitation, SaToR-G, is presented. It aims to compare the predictions of different theories of gravitation in the limit of weak-field and…

The Confrontation between General Relativity and Experiment

- PhysicsLiving reviews in relativity
- 2014

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.

## References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 191 REFERENCES

Theoretical frameworks for testing relativistic gravity. V. Post-Newtonian limit of Rosen's theory

- Physics
- 1976

The post-Newtonian limit of Rosen's theory of gravity is evaluated and is shown to be identical to that of general relativity, except for the PPN parameter alpha sub 2, which is related to the…

Phenomenological linear theory of gravitation: Part II. Interaction with the maxwell field

- Physics
- 1957

Search for evidence of a preferred reference frame. [gravitational anisotropic effect on earth tides]

- Geology, Physics
- 1976

Some gravitation theories, in contradiction to general relativity, allow the existence of a universal preferred reference frame. Also allowed in some theories can be a galaxy-induced anisotropy of…

EQUIVALENCE PRINCIPLE FOR MASSIVE BODIES. II. THEORY.

- Physics
- 1968

The acceleration of a massive body in an external field for general space-time geometrical gravitational theories is obtained. The condition on the metric is such that mgmi=1 is obtained, and we…

Foundations for a Theory of Gravitation Theories

- Physics
- 1973

A foundation is laid for future analyses of gravitation theories. This foundation is applicable to any theory formulated in terms of geometric objects defined on a 4-dimensional spacetime manifold.…

Gravitational radiation from binary systems in alternative metric theories of gravity - Dipole radiation and the binary pulsar

- Physics
- 1977

The generation of gravitational radiation in several currently viable metric theories of gravitation (Brans-Dicke, Rosen, Ni, and Lightman-Lee) is analyzed, and it is shown that these theories…

Scalar-Tensor Theory and Gravitational Waves

- Physics, Geology
- 1970

An analysis of general scalar-tensor gravitation theory, containing two arbitrary functions of the scalar field, is presented. The weak-field limit is considered in detail, and predictions for the…