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Light in Elevator Question

  1. Sep 22, 2010 #1
    When horizontal light "bends" in an accelerating elevator is it following the geodesic line of a space curved by a gravitational equivalent or is it deflected, picking up a vertical component at the expense of the horizontal, though still going c.
     
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  3. Sep 22, 2010 #2

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    Either one. These are just two different descriptions in two different coordinate systems. In both cases, the light ray follows a geodesic.
     
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