Testing the relativistic theories of gravity


In developing general relativity, Einstein was led by theoretical criteria of elegance and simplicity. His theory initially encountered "three classic tests": perihelion precession of Mercury's orbit, deflection of light by the Sun, and gravitational redshift of light. There are large differences in predictions between general relativity and classical physics, such as gravitational time dilation, gravitational lensing, gravitational redshift of light, and so on. And there are many relativistic theories of gravity, bifurcated or independent, but Einstein's general theory of relativity has upheld all predictions and is the simplest of such theories. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.13503.66723

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Nicolae Sfetcu
Romanian Academy


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