Talk:GRAVMAX Negative Gravioli Detector
Principle of equivalence
"The fact that the GRAVMAX Negative Gravioli Detector gives readings independent of the Double-C Seismic Accelerometer shows that the principle of equivalence is invalid in the Kerbol solar system and therefore that Kerbal Space Program's physics is incompatible with general relativity."
This has been bothering me for a while. The two sensors are made to measure two things -the Gravmax is a gravitometer and the Double-C is an accelerometer- so their readings will be different. Whether this is true or not it doesn't need to be in the article as it's not about the Gravmax. Should it be added, there should be a different section about it where the information above is expanded. Nando.sm (talk) 19:16, 15 October 2014 (CDT)
- Now I didn't really understood the science behind it, but if that is valid I don't see a reason why it should be deleted. — xZise [talk] 06:47, 18 October 2014 (CDT)
- As long as the user who made the remark doesn't clarify what he meant with that, it's of no use to the page. It says nothing useful about the part and it's also wrong in it's current form. As I explained the parts measure two different things by design, so their readings will not be the same. Yes, both measure acceleration. But the Gravmax measures the gravitational pull of the parent orbiting body, while the Double-C measures the proper acceleration of the instrument. (e.g. while orbiting kerbin and not using thrust the Double-C will measure ~0 (it's going at constant speed), but the Gravmax will measure the gravitational pull of kerbin at that altitude. Finally, you can travel faster than speed of light within the game so it's just not implemented anyways. Nando.sm (talk) 01:05, 27 October 2014 (CDT)