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"The Confrontation between General Relativity and Experiment"
Clifford M. Will
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Abstract
1
Introduction
2
Tests of the Foundations of Gravitation Theory
2.1
The Einstein equivalence principle
2.2
Theoretical frameworks for analyzing EEP
2.3
EEP, particle physics, and the search for new interactions
3
Metric Theories of Gravity and the PPN Formalism
3.1
Metric theories of gravity and the strong equivalence principle
3.2
The parametrized post-Newtonian formalism
3.3
Competing theories of gravity
4
Tests of Post-Newtonian Gravity
4.1
Tests of the parameter
4.2
The perihelion shift of Mercury
4.3
Tests of the strong equivalence principle
4.4
Other tests of post-Newtonian gravity
4.5
Prospects for improved PPN parameter values
5
Strong Gravity and Gravitational Waves: Tests for the 21st Century
5.1
Strong-field systems in general relativity
5.2
Motion and gravitational radiation in general relativity: A history
5.3
Compact binary systems in general relativity
5.4
Compact binary systems in scalar–tensor theories
6
Stellar System Tests of Gravitational Theory
6.1
The binary pulsar and general relativity
6.2
A zoo of binary pulsars
6.3
Binary pulsars and alternative theories
6.4
Binary pulsars and scalar–tensor gravity
7
Gravitational-Wave Tests of Gravitational Theory
7.1
Gravitational-wave observatories
7.2
Gravitational-wave amplitude and polarization
7.3
Gravitational-wave phase evolution
7.4
Speed of gravitational waves
8
Astrophysical and Cosmological Tests
9
Conclusions
Acknowledgments
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