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Clarifying Possible Misconceptions in the Foundations of General Relativity (2016)


We discuss what we take to be three possible misconceptions in the foundations of general relativity, relating to: (a) the interpretation of the weak equivalence principle and the relationship between gravity and inertia; (b) the connection between gravitational redshift results and spacetime curvature; and (c) the Einstein equivalence principle and the ability to “transform away” gravity in local inertial coordinate systems.

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Authors & Contributors
Renn, Jürgen
Sauer, Tilman
Einstein, Albert
Gutfreund, Hanoch
Lawson, Robert
Geroch, Robert
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics
Archive for History of Exact Sciences
Physics in Perspective
Llull: Revista de la Sociedad Española de Historia de las Ciencias y de las Técnicas
Science and Education
Journal of Modern Literature
Princeton University Press
Cambridge University Press
Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
Relativity, general
Relativity, special
Philosophy of science
Einstein, Albert
Klein, Oskar Benjamin
Mach, Ernst
Hilbert, David
Ehrenfest, Paul
Pauli, Wolfgang Ernst
Time Periods
20th century, early
20th century
19th century
21st century
20th century, late
London (England)
Lisbon (Portugal)
Cracow (Poland)
Uniwersytet Lwowski (Lwów, Poland)

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