Title

RENORMALIZATION OF THE ENERGY-MOMENTUM TENSOR AND THE VALIDITY OF THE EQUIVALENCE PRINCIPLE AT FINITE TEMPERATURE

Publication Date

1984

Journal or Book Title

PHYSICAL REVIEW D

Abstract

Using the techniques of finite-temperature field theory we renormalize the electromagnetic and gravitational couplings of an electron which is immersed in a heat bath with T≪me. By taking the nonrelativistic limit, we demonstrate that the inertial and gravitational masses are unequal. The implications for the equivalence principle are discussed.

Comments

Published version is located at http://prd.aps.org/abstract/PRD/v30/i12/p2561_1

Pages

2561-2572

Volume

30

Issue

12

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