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Gravity and acceleration

  1. Aug 23, 2004 #1


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    If an accelerating body is identical to gravity, does this means scientists are leaning towards acceleration having to do with a somehow greater exchange of "gravitons?" Else not identical according to quantum theory?
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  3. Aug 23, 2004 #2
    What EiInstein said in his principle of eqivalence is: Gravity cannot be distinguished from acceleration. You assume that gravity is acceleration, and that they are the same thing. And remember, gravitons are only a theory, they havent been detected yet.
  4. Aug 23, 2004 #3


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    Thus the quotes :)

    Just trying to see what was out there about this. :)
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