Re: GTR/ was Re: 1 g acceleration

Hara Ra (
Wed, 08 Jul 1998 00:37:03 -0700

>This would only be so if the gravitation field of anything was uniform.
>only if you measured gravity at one point on Earth might you think it was
>equivalent to a 1g acceleration in a spaceship. If you measured it at two
>points on the Earth's surface, you would notice, provided your instruments
>were very precise, that the direction of force converged. In a spaceship
>the force's direction at two separate points on the same surface (that was
>orthogonal to the direction of acceleration) would not converge. (This is
>all assuming space is locally flat.:)

In free fall, the tendency of objects to converge would be seen as their having
gravity as an attractive force between them....

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