## Precession of the Perihelion

of Mercury

in Special and General Relativity

### David N. Williams

Physics Department

University of Michigan

December 10, 1991
**Abstract:**
This is a LaTeX version of slides for two lectures I gave for a
bag lunch journal club. The first summarizes the lore on the
precession of Mercury in special relativity, including my own
calculations, in the nature of extended homework. The second
summarizes Feynman's calculation, which illustrated his
groundbreaking approach to general relativity as a flat-space
gauge theory in his *Lectures on Gravitation*.

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