Quantum mechanics of a particle in an accelerated frame and the equivalence principle

Sukanta Bhattacharyya, Sunandan Gangopadhyay, Anirban Saha
2017 Europhysics letters  
We study the effect of large acceleration of an uniformly accelerated frame on the validity of weak equivalence principle. Specifically we demonstrate how the behaviour of free quantum particle, as observed by an observer with large uniform acceleration, completely changes from that of a quantum particle emmarsed in a uniform gravitational field. We also extend our analysis to the simplest noncommutative space scenario to show that while spatial noncommutativity does not affect the quantum
more » ... cle in a gravitational field, it does alter the energy eigenvalues of a quantum particle as seen from a frame with very large uniform acceleration.
doi:10.1209/0295-5075/120/30005 fatcat:7lhxgy5yvvebrigsy2gc3j5v6a