Fermi transport and the Coriolis acceleration

M. Enosh*, A. Kovetz

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The Fermi transport law is commonly used to construct "non-rotating" reference frames. The basis for this interpretation is the bouncing photon experiment ([1], p. 123), and the vanishing of the Coriolis acceleration ([4]). We use the latter property to construct a transport law for spatial axes along an observer's world line in theories of gravitation more general than Weyl's (and Einstein's). Insistence on a transport law built on the first property precludes any generalization beyond Weyl's.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)417-420
Number of pages4
JournalGeneral Relativity and Gravitation
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1973


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