Observer with a constant proper acceleration
Abstract
Relying on the equivalence principle, a first approach of the general theory of relativity is presented using the spacetime metric of an observer with a constant proper acceleration. Within this noninertial frame, the equation of motion of a freely moving object is studied and the equation of motion of a second accelerated observer with the same proper acceleration is examined. A comparison of the metric of the accelerated observer with the metric due to a gravitational field is also performed.
 Publication:

European Journal of Physics
 Pub Date:
 September 2006
 DOI:
 10.1088/01430807/27/5/015
 arXiv:
 arXiv:physics/0601179
 Bibcode:
 2006EJPh...27.1157S
 Keywords:

 Physics  Physics Education
 EPrint:
 5 figures