The Equivalence Principle Revisited

Foundations of Physics 30 (5):621-630 (2000)
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The validity of the equivalence principle is examined. Since classical physics is not valid for point particles, and a mass density over a finite volume tends to collapse, stabilizing forces are necessary. These cause a deviation from geodesic motion. That deviation is discussed in the light of recent results which provide approximate expressions for the self-force of a finite size particle due to both its mass and its charge. The equivalence principle appears to be violated



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Relativity: the general theory.John Lighton Synge (ed.) - 1960 - New York,: Interscience Publishers.

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