The theoretical significance of experimental relativity / R.H. Dicke.


New York : Gordon and Breach, 1964.

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Subjects Allgemeine Relativitätstheorie.
Experiment.
Experimenten.
Relatividade E Gravitacao.
Relativiteitstheorie.
Relativité (physique)
Relativity (Physics)
Series Documents on modern physics.
Description xii, 153 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Copyright Date 1964.
Notes These lectures were presented at the Les Houches Summer School of Theoretical Physics, and published in the proceedings volume, Relativity, groups and topology, 1964. Corrected and amended for this edition.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents pt. I. Null experiments. Eörvös experiment -- Space isotropies -- The ether drift experiments -- part II. Three famous tests of general relativity. The gravitational red shift -- The gravitational deflection of light -- The perihelion rotation of Mercury -- Cosmic experiments -- Appendix I. Experimental tests of Mach's principle -- Appendix II. Mach's principle and invariance under transformation of units -- Appendix III. Long-range scalar interaction -- Appendix IV. Field theories of gravitation -- Appendix V. Cosmology, Mach's principle and relativity -- Appendix VI. Significance of spatial isotropy -- Appendix VII. Mach's principle and a relativistic theory of gravitation -- Appendix VIII. Lee-Yang vector field and isotropy of the universe -- Appendix IX. The earth and cosmology -- Appendix X. Implications for cosmology of stellar and galactic evolution rates -- Appendix XI. Dating the galaxy by uranium decay -- Appendix XII. Dirac's cosmology and the dating of meteorites.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)531425
(OCoLC)ocm00531425
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WorldCat Identities Dicke, Robert H.
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