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The relativity and equivalence principles for self-gravitating systems

Wallace, David (2009) The relativity and equivalence principles for self-gravitating systems. [Preprint]

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I criticise the view that the relativity and equivalence principles are consequences of the small-scale structure of the metric in general relativity, by arguing that these principles also apply to systems with non-trivial self-gravitation and hence non-trivial spacetime curvature (such as black holes). I provide an alternative account, incorporating aspects of the criticised view, which allows both principles to apply to systems with self-gravity.

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Item Type: Preprint
Wallace, David
Keywords: Symmetry Relativity Gravity
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Symmetries/Invariances
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Depositing User: David Wallace
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2009
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:17
Item ID: 4533

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