Subject: Why are inertial and gravitational mass equivalent?
Date: Wed Mar 21 08:49:11 2001
Posted by Dan
Grade level: teacher/prof
School: Bluffton College
City: Bluffton State/Province: OH
Area of science: Physics
I know that general relativity says that it is impossible to tell accelerated
motion from a gravitational field, and that this implies the equivalence of
inertial and gravitational mass; but is this a consequence of
General Relativity, or is it an assumption (the way the constancy of lightspeed
is an assumption of Special Relativity)?
Re: Why are inertial and gravitational mass equivalent?
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