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Gravitational redshift, inertia, and the role of charge

Fankhauser, Johannes (2017) Gravitational redshift, inertia, and the role of charge. [Preprint]

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Abstract

I argue that the gravitational redshift effect cannot be explained purely by way of uniformly accelerated frames, as sometimes suggested in the literature. The concepts in need of clarification are spacetime curvature, inertia, and the weak equivalence principle with respect to our understanding of gravitational redshift.
Furthermore, I briefly discuss gravitational redshift effects due to charge. Considering charge and mass together seems to give rise to a way of (locally) shielding gravity.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Fankhauser, Johannesjohannes.j.fankhauser@gmail.com0000-0001-8973-0373
Keywords: gravitational redshift, inertia, charge, Reissner-Nordström, Schwarzschild, weak equivalence principle
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics
Depositing User: Mr. Johannes Fankhauser
Date Deposited: 07 May 2018 14:04
Last Modified: 07 May 2018 14:04
Item ID: 14647
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics
Date: 2017
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/14647

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