Propagation of Light in Non-Inertial Reference Frames

@article{Petkov2009PropagationOL,
  title={Propagation of Light in Non-Inertial Reference Frames},
  author={V. Petkov},
  journal={arXiv: General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology},
  year={2009},
  pages={183-220}
}
  • V. Petkov
  • Published 27 September 1999
  • Physics
  • arXiv: General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology
It is shown that the complete description of the propagation of light in a gravitational field and in non-inertial reference frames in general requires an average coordinate and an average proper velocity of light. The need for an average coordinate velocity of light in non-inertial frames is demonstrated by considering the propagation of two vertical light rays in the Einstein elevator (in addition to the horizontal ray originally discussed by Einstein). As an average proper velocity of light… 
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