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International Journal of Theoretical Physics

, Volume 31, Issue 8, pp 1421–1432 | Cite as

Equivalence in two-, three-, and four-dimensional space-times

  • Ø. Grøn
  • E. Eriksen
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Abstract

In a recent discussion E. A. Desloge has performed an analysis of the kinematic nonequivalence of a uniformly accelerating reference frame (UAR) and a frame at rest in a uniform gravitational field (UGF). Desloge considered two-dimensional space-times. We here review the geometrical description of gravity in two, three, and four space-time dimensions in order to discuss thedynamical nonequivalence of UAR and UGF both in two and in four space-time dimensions. We also consider the motion of photons in UAR and UGF in order to illustrate some relativistic effects of a kinematic nature.

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Field Theory Elementary Particle Quantum Field Theory Reference Frame Relativistic Effect 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ø. Grøn
    • 1
    • 2
  • E. Eriksen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of OsloOslo 3Norway
  2. 2.Oslo College of EngineeringOslo 2Norway

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