The Equivalence Principle

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Scientific Paper
Title The Equivalence Principle
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Author(s) Jaroslav J Kopernicky
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Published 2012
Journal Proceedings of the NPA
Volume 9
No. of pages 2
Pages 275-276

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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.