Weatherall, James Owen (2011) The Motion of a Body in Newtonian Theories. [Preprint]
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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 Newton-Cartan 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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|Additional Information:||Published as Weatherall, J. O. "The Motion of a Body in Newtonian Theories." Journal of Mathematical Physics 52(3), (2011)|
|Keywords:||inertial motion; geodesic principle; Newton-Cartan theory; geometrized Newtonian gravitation|
|Subjects:||Specific Sciences > Physics > Classical Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics
|Depositing User:||James Owen Weatherall|
|Date Deposited:||11 Jun 2011 00:02|
|Last Modified:||11 Jun 2011 00:02|
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