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Two miracles of general relativity

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We approach the physics of minimal coupling in general relativity, demonstrating that in certain circumstances this leads to (apparent) violations of the strong equivalence principle, which states (roughly) that, in general relativity, the dynamical laws of special relativity can be recovered at a point. We then assess the consequences of this result for the dynamical perspective on relativity, finding that potential difficulties presented by such apparent violations of the strong equivalence...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.shpsb.2018.03.001

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Philosophy
Oxford college:
Pembroke College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Philosophy
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
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Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics Journal website
Volume:
64
Pages:
14-25
Publication date:
2018-04-27
Acceptance date:
2018-03-13
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ISSN:
1355-2198
Source identifiers:
968870
Language:
English
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2019-02-05

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