On the origin of gravity and the laws of Newton

@article{Verlinde2011OnTO,
  title={On the origin of gravity and the laws of Newton},
  author={Erik P. Verlinde},
  journal={Journal of High Energy Physics},
  year={2011},
  volume={2011},
  pages={1-27}
}
  • E. Verlinde
  • Published 6 January 2010
  • Physics
  • Journal of High Energy Physics
Starting from first principles and general assumptions we present a heuristic argument that shows that Newton’s law of gravitation naturally arises in a theory in which space emerges through a holographic scenario. Gravity is identified with an entropic force caused by changes in the information associated with the positions of material bodies. A relativistic generalization of the presented arguments directly leads to the Einstein equations. When space is emergent even Newton’s law of inertia… 
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