The heliocentric system and general relativity theory
Abstract
Parallels are drawn between the gradual acceptance and verification of Copernican theory and, in recent times, of Einstein's general theory of relativity. The relationship between Mach's principle and general relativity is discussed. Recent experimental verifications of general relativity are described, and some fundamental concepts concerning relativistic effects in stars are outlined.
 Publication:

In: Einstein collection 1973. (A7543227 2170) Moscow
 Pub Date:
 1974
 Bibcode:
 1974ec...book...19G
 Keywords:

 Celestial Mechanics;
 Classical Mechanics;
 Relativity;
 Solar System;
 Kepler Laws;
 Mach Inertia Principle;
 Newton Theory;
 Orbital Mechanics;
 Solar Orbits;
 Astrophysics