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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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      Abstract

      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
      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 11:17
      Item ID: 4533
      URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/4533

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