This book is an examination of the way in which Einstein's general theory of relativity - the theory of gravitation and of space-time, has held up under today's exacting scrutiny of planetary probes, radio astronomy, atomic clocks and electronic super-computers. Clifford M. Will, who has devoted two decades to this question, brings to the general reader a full account of the people, ideas and machines that have put Einstein's theory to the test, covering tests from about 1960 to check the predictions of general relativity accurately and aims to find new predictions to check. He tells the story of relativity from the first faint photographs in 1919 confirming Einstein's prediction of the bending of starlight in the sun's gravitational field, to the design of the delicate gyroscopes now being prepared for a critical space shuttle experiment in the 1990s.
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A revised and updated edition of the acclaimed account for general readers of how Einstein's theory of relativity holds up after more than seventy years.From the Back Cover:
First published in 1986, this award-winning account of how Einstein's theory holds up after more than seventy-five years has been updated to accomodate the most recent experimental findings, as well as the exciting story of the rise and fall of the "fifth force".
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Descripción Oxford Paperbacks, 1988. Estado de conservación: Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP88494284
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Descripción Oxford University Press., Oxford, 1988. Estado de conservación: Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: No DJ. First Edition. A good 274 page paperback book without inscriptions or other marks. Pages yellowed and mild corner rub and spine creasing. Covers are neatly coated in a clear plastic protective film. Spine lean. A good book. Nº de ref. de la librería 006393