Eotvos' Experiment, General Relativity and the Problem of Incommensurability

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Scientific Paper
Title Eotvos\' Experiment, General Relativity and the Problem of Incommensurability
Author(s) Giovanni Boniolo
Keywords general relativity, incommensurability, Eotvos
Published 1989
Journal None
Pages 23-32

Abstract

The experimental works of Baron Roland von Eotvos marked a turning-point with regard the level of reliability of the proportionality between weight and mass.  Moreover, owing to the fact that some his papers were published before the Einsteinian revolution, while one other was published after it, their discussion is relevant, as it will be seen, as far as the epistemological problem of incommensurability.