February 14, 2022

Newtonian Equivalence Principles

Abstract

The equivalence principle has constituted one of the cornerstones of discussions in the foundations of spacetime theories over the past century. However, up to this point the principle has been considered overwhelmingly only within the context of relativistic physics. In this article, we demonstrate that the principle has much broader, super-theoretic significance: to do so, we present a unified framework for understanding the principle in its various guises, applicable to both relativistic and Newtonian contexts. We thereby deepen significantly our understanding of the role played by the equivalence principle in a broad class of spacetime theories.

February 14, 2022 at 07:54PM

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