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doi: 10.12942/lrr-2003-5
Living Rev. Relativity 6 (2003), 5

Testing General Relativity with Pulsar Timing

1 Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of British Columbia, 6224 Agricultural Road, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, Canada

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Pulsars of very different types, including isolated objects and binaries (with short- and long-period orbits, and white-dwarf and neutron-star companions) provide the means to test both the predictions of general relativity and the viability of alternate theories of gravity. This article presents an overview of pulsars, then discusses the current status of and future prospects for tests of equivalence-principle violations and strong-field gravitational experiments.

Keywords: binary systems, pulsars, tests of relativistic gravity, white dwarfs, neutron stars, theories of gravity, astronomical observations, gravitational radiation

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ORIGINAL http://www.livingreviews.org/lrr-2003-5
Title Testing General Relativity with Pulsar Timing
Author Ingrid H. Stairs
Date accepted 3 June 2003, published 9 September 2003
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