The equivalence principle as a stepping stone from special to general relativity: A Socratic dialog

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Abstract

We show how students can be led to an understanding of the connection between special relativity and general relativity by considering the time dilation effect of clocks placed on the surface of the Earth. This paper is written as a Socratic dialog between a lecturer and a student.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-25
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Physics
Volume74
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2006
Externally publishedYes

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