On the interpretation of the redshift in a static gravitational field

  title={On the interpretation of the redshift in a static gravitational field},
  author={Lev Borisovich Okun and Konstantin G. Selivanov and Valentine L. Telegdi},
  journal={American Journal of Physics},
The classical phenomenon of the redshift of light in a static gravitational potential, usually called the gravitational redshift, is described in the literature essentially in two ways: On the one hand, the phenomenon is explained through the behavior of clocks which run faster the higher they are located in the potential, whereas the energy and frequency of the propagating photon do not change with height. The light thus appears to be redshifted relative to the frequency of the clock. On the… 

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