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Equivalence principle

  1. Jun 2, 2015 #1
    1-What is the different between the Einstein equivalence principle and the Strong equivalence principle?
    2-Is it possible to formulate the Einstein equivalence principle in this way?
    "For every point in space time, always exist a chart / reference frame in wich the metric in that point is Minkowski and its first derivative is null"
     
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  3. Jun 2, 2015 #2

    bhobba

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  4. Jun 2, 2015 #3

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    Another good reference is Clifford Will's "The Confrontation between General Relativity and Experiment" http://relativity.livingreviews.org/Articles/lrr-2014-4/fulltext.html [Broken]. The Einstein equivalence principle is given in section 2.1, and the strong equivalence principle is given in section 3.1.
     
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  5. Jun 2, 2015 #4

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    This is nice too!
     
  6. Jun 2, 2015 #5

    PeterDonis

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    Yes.
     
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