WHAT IS PRINCIPLE OF EQUIVALENCE

Asked by gnikhilvarma | 28th Mar, 2009, 05:44: PM

Expert Answer:

In the physics of relativity, the equivalence principle refers to several related concepts dealing with the equivalence of gravitational and inertial mass, and to Albert Einstein's assertion that the gravitational "force" as experienced locally while standing on a massive body (such as the Earth) is actually the same as the pseudo-force experienced by an observer in a non-inertial (accelerated) frame of reference.

Answered by  | 28th Mar, 2009, 06:12: PM

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