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Posted by Don Jarvis on April 17, 2003 22:25:49 UTC

An elevator with constant acceleration and no gravity is a sophisticated piece of engineering. If you allow that you shouldn't balk at an instrument that can measure the direction of gravitational force. It's a thought experiment we're discussing.
You are correct that the angles of displacement would be small but they would all be directed at the same point, and in that respect they would differ from force generated by acceleration.

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