Two Miracles of General Relativity

@article{Read2018TwoMO,
  title={Two Miracles of General Relativity},
  author={James Read and H. Brown and D. Lehmkuhl},
  journal={Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics},
  year={2018},
  volume={64},
  pages={14-25}
}
  • James Read, H. Brown, D. Lehmkuhl
  • Published 2018
  • Mathematics
  • Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics
  • We approach the physics of minimal coupling in general relativity, demonstrating that in certain circumstances this leads to (apparent) violations of the strong equivalence principle, which states (roughly) that, in general relativity, the dynamical laws of special relativity can be recovered at a point. We then assess the consequences of this result for the dynamical perspective on relativity, finding that potential difficulties presented by such apparent violations of the strong equivalence… CONTINUE READING
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