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Tests of general relativity.

  After Einstein first published the General Theory of Relativity there was a very strong drive to test its consequences; Einstein himself used his equations to explained a tiny discrepancy in the motion of Mercury. Yet he most dramatic effect was the shifting of the positions of the stars (see below). Since 1916 there have been many measurements which agree with the General Theory of Relativity to the available accuracy. Here I will concentrate on the ``classical'' tests of the thoery.


Jose Wudka