Gravitational redshift, inertia, and the role of charge

Publication Year:
2017
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http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/14647
Author(s):
Fankhauser, Johannes
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I argue that the gravitational redshift effect cannot be explained purely by way of uniformly accelerated frames, as sometimes suggested in the literature. The concepts in need of clarification are spacetime curvature, inertia, and the weak equivalence principle with respect to our understanding of gravitational redshift. Furthermore, I briefly discuss gravitational redshift effects due to charge. Considering charge and mass together seems to give rise to a way of (locally) shielding gravity.