The
Equivalence Principle and Uniform Coordinate Scaling
Relativity and Gravity Publication - No. 39
Buenker
Robert J.
Prof. Dr.
Buenker, Robert J.
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2014-08-12
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<p> A brief review of the history of Einstein’s Equivalence Principle (EP) is undertaken with
special emphasis on its predictions of the properties of light waves. An apparent
inconsistency is pointed out between two conclusions that Einstein made regarding the value
of the speed of light in a gravitational field. This leads to a discussion of the way in which the
wavelength of light varies in the experiments of Pound et al. that measured the effects of
gravity on the corresponding frequency. The interpretation of the transverse Doppler
measurements employing high-speed rotors is also shown to be affected by these
considerations. Finally, an analysis of Schiff’s simplified computational method for
predicting the angle of displacement of star images during solar eclipses is given which is
consistent with the present conclusions. It is shown that his method can be easily generalized
to also successfully describe relativistic variations in planetary orbits.
Equivalence Principle (EP)
Gravitational Red Shift
General Theory of Relativity (GR)
Transverse Doppler Effect
Schiff’s Light Trajectory Method
Precession of Mercury’s Orbit
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