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Experimental determination of the free-fall acceleration of a relativistic charged particle. I. Relativistic relation between the observed velocity and acceleration of the free-fall

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This paper discusses the relativistic relation between the observed velocity and acceleration of free fall, which was obtained previously by the author. The contradiction is shown between this relation and the experimental results on the equivalence of gravitational and inertial mass. For the measurement of the free-fall acceleration of a relativistic charged particle, it is proposed that use be made of a uniform magnetic field limiting the region of motion of the particle, which is performing a free fall along the direction of the field.

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Translated from Izvestiya Vysshikh Uchebnykh Zavedenii, Fizika, No. 7, pp. 25–28, July, 1979.

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Gonyaev, V.V. Experimental determination of the free-fall acceleration of a relativistic charged particle. I. Relativistic relation between the observed velocity and acceleration of the free-fall. Soviet Physics Journal 22, 706–708 (1979). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00902881

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Keywords

  • Magnetic Field
  • Charged Particle
  • Experimental Determination
  • Free Fall
  • Uniform Magnetic Field