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Chi Meson

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## Main Question or Discussion Point

I got this from Wikipedia (under the definition of centrifugal force):

So, before I start digging through my old Spacetime Physics text again, is Wikipedia correct here: does Centrifugal become real while gravity becomes ficticious? [smiley:puking:]

I need some clarification here. I had understood that the "ficticious forces" of centrifugal and coriolis were "inertial effects," and that with GR the gravitational force was also an inertial effect. The Wikipedia definition contradicts this. This messes with my head.Like all Newtonian physics, the above assumes that there is some universal frame of reference from which it can be determined whether or not an object is moving. The theory of relativity dispenses with this, and views "inertial forces" like the centrifugal and Coriolis effects as fully "real", while it is gravity that becomes "fictitious".

So, before I start digging through my old Spacetime Physics text again, is Wikipedia correct here: does Centrifugal become real while gravity becomes ficticious? [smiley:puking:]