ERIC Number: EJ277057
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Deflection of Light by Gravity: A Physical Approach.
Diamond, Joshua B.
Physics Teacher, v20 n8 p543-45 Nov 1982
Einstein's equivalence principle relates effects seen by an accelerating observer to those experienced by an observer in a gravitational field, providing an explanation of bending of a light beam by gravity. Because the calculations lead to results one-half the value found experimentally, obtaining the correct light deflection is discussed. (Author/JN)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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