The Equivalence Principle
|Title||The Equivalence Principle|
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|Author(s)||Jaroslav J Kopernicky|
|Journal||Proceedings of the NPA|
|No. of pages||2|
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In formulating his General Theory of Relativity, Einstein described its fundamental postulate, the principle of equivalence, using as an example a physicist closed in a box (size not relevant). He insisted that a physicist inside could not tell the difference between gravity and acceleration. This writer analyzes this prediction and the equivalence principle by reviewing Einstein's original thought experiment.