Journal of Modern Physics

Volume 7, Issue 16 (December 2016)

ISSN Print: 2153-1196   ISSN Online: 2153-120X

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Einstein’s Elevator in Cosmology

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DOI: 10.4236/jmp.2016.716203    1,215 Downloads   1,726 Views  Citations



The metrics of gravitational and cosmological models are brought into canonical form in comoving coordinates. The FWR curvature parameter k is read from this and it is shown that k=0 does not correlate to a flat model, but for a spatially positively curved geometry in which reference systems which are in free fall exist. This also corresponds to Einstein’s elevator principle. Moreover, we will show that our subluminal cosmos is associated with the Rh=ct model of Melia, assuming that k=0 is related to a free-falling system in the sense described above.

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Burghardt, R. (2016) Einstein’s Elevator in Cosmology. Journal of Modern Physics, 7, 2347-2356. doi: 10.4236/jmp.2016.716203.

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