General Relativity

  • Dieter LüstEmail author
  • Ward Vleeshouwers
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Physics book series (SpringerBriefs in Physics)


We have not previously encountered the strong equivalence principle before, which states that particles move on the geodesics of a curved space-time manifold \(\mathcal {M}\) regardless of the nature of the particle under consideration (in the limit where we ignore the back-reaction of the particle energy on the metric). This can be stated in words by saying that gravity is equivalent to curvature of space-time.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Arnold-Sommerfeld-CenterLudwig-Maximilians-UniversitaetMunichGermany
  2. 2.Institute for Theoretical PhysicsUtrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands

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