Weatherall, James Owen
(2010)
The Motion of a Body in Newtonian Theories.
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Abstract
A theorem due to Bob Geroch and Pong Soo Jang [“Motion of a Body in General Relativity.” Journal of Mathematical Physics 16(1), (1975)] provides the sense in which the geodesic principle has the status of a theorem in General Relativity (GR). Here we show that a similar theorem holds in the context of geometrized Newtonian gravitation (often called NewtonCartan theory). It follows that in Newtonian gravitation, as in GR, inertial motion can be derived from other central principles of the theory.
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