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Acceleration thought experiment

  1. Nov 14, 2011 #1
    In the thought experiment about the laboratory at rest in a gravitational field and another at a constant acceleration, could one not tell the difference by firing light of a known frequency from a height above you, in the gravitational laboratory the light would get blue-shifted, while in an accelerating lab you would get redshift? is this the case?
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  3. Nov 14, 2011 #2


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    Both would get blueshifted.
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