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EP = WEP + (continuity requirements) ?

  1. Jan 17, 2007 #1
    From "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equivalence_principle" [Broken]:

    Considering only the gravitational part of it, what is the relation to the WEP?
    If some "continuity requirements" are added to the WEP, is it not enough to get the gravitational part of the SEP? (since "tidal" effect are garanteed to vanish then on small scales)

    What is then the importance of the SEP, if only the gravitational part of it was considered?
    My guess would be that it is small, since continuity is quite natural.


    Generally, I would also be interrested in discussions/papers explaining the relations between the various form of EP and their relation with GR.

    Thanks,

    Michel
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 22, 2017 at 3:13 PM
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