The principle of equivalence at finite temperature

John F. Donoghue, Barry R. Holstein, R. W. Robinett

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We demonstrate that the equivalence principle is violated by radiative corrections to the gravitational and inertial masses at finite temperature. We argue that this result can be attributed to the Lorentz noninvariance of the finite temperature vacuum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)207-214
Number of pages8
JournalGeneral Relativity and Gravitation
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1985

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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