# Acceleration-induced nonlocality: uniqueness of the kernel

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 Title: Acceleration-induced nonlocality: uniqueness of the kernel Author: Chicone, Carmen Charles; Mashhoon, Bahram Keywords: nonlocality accelerated observers Date: 2002-02 Publisher: arXiv Citation: arXiv:gr-qc/0202054v1 Abstract: We consider the problem of uniqueness of the kernel in the nonlocal theory of accelerated observers. In a recent work, we showed that the convolution kernel is ruled out as it can lead to divergences for nonuniform accelerated motion. Here we determine the general form of bounded continuous kernels and use observational data regarding spin-rotation coupling to argue that the kinetic kernel given by $K(\tau ,\tau')=k(\tau')$ is the only physically acceptable solution. URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/8576