Is Einstein’s equivalence principle valid for a quantum particle?

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dc.contributor.author Herdegen, Andrzej
dc.contributor.author Wawrzycki, Jarosław
dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-29T09:14:24Z
dc.date.available 2017-08-29T09:14:24Z
dc.date.issued 2002
dc.identifier.citation Herdegen, A. and Wawrzycki, J. (2002) 'Is Einstein’s equivalence principle valid for a quantum particle?', Physical Review D, 66(4), 044007 (5pp). doi: 10.1103/PhysRevD.66.044007 en
dc.identifier.volume 66
dc.identifier.issued 4
dc.identifier.issn 0556-2821
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/4576
dc.identifier.doi 10.1103/PhysRevD.66.044007
dc.description.abstract Einstein's equivalence principle in classical physics is a rule stating that the effect of gravitation is locally equivalent to the acceleration of an observer. The principle determines the motion of test particles uniquely (modulo very broad general assumptions). We show that the same principle applied to a quantum particle described by a wave function on a Newtonian gravitational background determines its motion with a similar degree of uniqueness. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher American Physical Society en
dc.relation.uri https://journals.aps.org/prd/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevD.66.044007
dc.rights © 2017, American Physical Society en
dc.subject Covariant schrodinger-equation en
dc.subject Mechanics en
dc.subject Gravity en
dc.title Is Einstein’s equivalence principle valid for a quantum particle? en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Andrzej Herdegen, Physics, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000. en
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Physical Review D en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress herdegen@th.if.uj.edu.pl en
dc.identifier.articleid 44007


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