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The Equivalence Principle

David M. Wittman

in The Elements of Relativity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780199658633
eISBN:
9780191863653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199658633.003.0013
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

The equivalence principle is an important thinking tool to bootstrap our thinking from the inertial coordinate systems of special relativity to the more complex coordinate systems that must be used ... More


Gravity Reframed

David M. Wittman

in The Elements of Relativity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780199658633
eISBN:
9780191863653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199658633.003.0014
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

The effects of gravity disappear in freely falling laboratories.Within such a laboratory, a freely falling particle appears to have no forces on it—it is an inertial particle following the rules of ... More


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