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  • Print publication year: 2018
  • Online publication date: September 2018

3 - Gravitation as a Geometric Phenomenon

Summary

We describe the general characteristics of metric theories of gravity, and review the equations of non-gravitational physics in curved spacetime. We introduce the Strong Equivalence Principle, which generalizes the Einstein Equivalence Principle to situations where local gravitational interactions are important, and discuss why general relativity may be unique in conforming to this principle.

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Theory and Experiment in Gravitational Physics
  • Online ISBN: 9781316338612
  • Book DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316338612
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