How was Einstein's theory of relativity confirmed by the Royal Astronomical Society during a solar eclipse?
#93117. Asked by dac1964. (Mar 03 08 10:03 PM)
Two people were placed at different points (Sobral, Brazil and the Island of Principe)and photos were taken of the solar eclipse 29 May 1919. The realitive discrepancies to be expected between the stellar photographs and the comparison photographs amounted to a few hundredths of a millimeter. Thus great accuracy was necessary in making the adjustments required for the taking of the photographs and in their subsequent measurement. The results confirmed the theory in a satisfactory manner.
This is an excerpt(though not an exact one) from Appendix III page 128 of "Relativity" By Albert Einstein
Mar 03 08, 10:40 PM
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Mar 04 08, 12:19 AM
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