[uht-vuhsh, et-; Hungarian œt-vœsh]
- an experiment to confirm that all materials respond equally to gravity and that gravitational mass and inertial mass are equivalent.
Compare equivalence principle.
Origin of Eötvös experiment
named after Roland Eötvös (1848–1919), Hungarian physicist, who first performed the experiment
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