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Volume 6: Pages 465-470, 1993
The Period of Orbit as a Test of General Relativity
H. G. Preston 1, J. Weber 2,3
1Department of Physics, University of California, Irvine, California 92717 U.S.A.
2Department of Physics, University of California, Irvine, California 92717 U.S.A.
3Department of Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742 U.S.A.
General relativity predicts a period of orbit that differs measurably from the period of orbit obtained from the classical form of Kepler's law. This result could be used as the basis of a test of the predictions of general relativity in the solar system.
Keywords: period of orbits, general relativity experiments, Kepler's laws, general relativity corrections to Kepler's laws
Received: September 30, 1992; Published Online: December 15, 2008