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General Relativity and Gravitation

, Volume 40, Issue 10, pp 2031–2036 | Cite as

Gravity: the inside story

  • T. Padmanabhan
Gravity Research Foundation Essay

Abstract

It is well known that one could determine the kinematics of gravity by using the Principle of Equivalence and local inertial frames. I describe how the dynamics of gravity can be similarly understood by suitable thought experiments in a local Rindler frame. This approach puts in proper context several unexplained features of gravity and describes the dynamics of spacetime in a broader setting than in Einstein’s theory.

Keywords

Black hole Horizon Lovelock gravity Entropy Blackhole thermodynamics Rindler Temperature Action principle 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.IUCAAPuneIndia

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