09 Nov '08 03:31

The equation is the deflection angle of light skimming the sun, Einstein's equation is Angle=4GM/C^2*R

G I have two values for, 6.67428E-11 and 6.67259E-11. Don't know which one is more the accepted value but it shouldn't make much difference in the answer which one you use.

M I have as 1.98892E30 Kg * 4G as 5.3098E20 (rounding out a bit)

and C^2 as 8.98755178737E16 * R, which I assume to be the radius of the sun in meters, or 6.96E8 which comes out to about 6.25533E25.

So 5.3098E20/6.25533E25=8.4884E-06.

Is that answer supposed to be degrees? Radians? Not sure of the units in that answer.

The G value is in M^3 Kg^-1 S-2 units and C^2 in m^/S^2? M/S squared, gives you M squared/seconds squared?

And mass in Kg so what does the answer end up being, what units? And see if you get 8.488E-6 and change just to check my work. Thanks. Don.

G I have two values for, 6.67428E-11 and 6.67259E-11. Don't know which one is more the accepted value but it shouldn't make much difference in the answer which one you use.

M I have as 1.98892E30 Kg * 4G as 5.3098E20 (rounding out a bit)

and C^2 as 8.98755178737E16 * R, which I assume to be the radius of the sun in meters, or 6.96E8 which comes out to about 6.25533E25.

So 5.3098E20/6.25533E25=8.4884E-06.

Is that answer supposed to be degrees? Radians? Not sure of the units in that answer.

The G value is in M^3 Kg^-1 S-2 units and C^2 in m^/S^2? M/S squared, gives you M squared/seconds squared?

And mass in Kg so what does the answer end up being, what units? And see if you get 8.488E-6 and change just to check my work. Thanks. Don.