# 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} }

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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