Physics and Astronomy
The relation between uniformly accelerated reference frames in flat spacetime and the uniform gravitational field is examined in a relativistic context. It is shown that contrary to previous statements, equivalence does not break down in this context. No restrictions to Newtonian approximations or small enclosures are necessary.
American Journal of Physics
American Association of Physics Teachers
Scholarly Commons Citation
Muñoz, G., & Jones, P. (2010). The Equivalence Principle, Uniformly Accelerated Reference Frames, and the Uniform Gravitational Field. American Journal of Physics, 78(4). https://doi.org/10.1119/1.3272719