# When effective theories predict: the inevitability of Mercury's anomalous perihelion precession

@inproceedings{Wells2011WhenET, title={When effective theories predict: the inevitability of Mercury's anomalous perihelion precession}, author={James D. Wells}, year={2011} }

If the concepts underlying Eﬀective Theory were appreciated from the ear-liest days of Newtonian gravity, Le Verrier’s announcement in 1845 of the anomalous perihelion precession of Mercury would have been no surprise. Furthermore, the size of the eﬀect could have been anticipated through “naturalness” arguments well before the deﬁnitive computation in General Relativity. Thus, we have an illustration of how Eﬀective Theory concepts can guide us in extending our knowledge to “new physics”, and…

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