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A case of what distance

  1. Nov 6, 2011 #1
    There are several measures of distance for a free falling observer in a Schwarzschild solution.

    I think it would be interesting to consider as to what kind of distance measure we have in the following scenario:

    For an observer free falling at escape velocity we can calculate by integration the total elapsed proper time between two r values. We can also calculate by integration the average velocity of all velocities wrt to a local static observer between these two values.

    Thus we can calculate a distance as in:

    Distance = Average velocity * Time

    What measure of distance do we get?
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2011
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