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1) Although the two images I will focus on are certainly examples of gedankenexperiments Einstein reported them both to have arisen as dreams, or at least as daydreams.
4,1) leads directly to Einstein's gedankenexperiment of the accelerated box; in the present model the expected equivalence between gravity field in an inertial reference system, [F.
Man konnte den inneren Zusammenhang zwischen Schillers "Raubern" und Puskins "Dubrovskij" auch so formulieren: Schiller prasentiert ein moralisches Gedankenexperiment, in dessen Zentrum ein "Ungeheuer mit Majestat" (III, 244) steht; Puskin gestaltet die abstrakte Asthetik eines romantischen Bewusstseins, das stellvertretend fur eine literaturgeschichtliche Problematik steht.
The most famous gedankenexperiment in quantum theory, Schrodingers cat, concerns this macroscopic question.
In the words of Anton Zeilinger of the Atomic Institute of the Australian Universities, physicists are now learning "how to ungedanken gedankenexperiments.