## Maximum Force Derived from Special Relativity, the Equivalence Principle and the Inverse Square Law

**Authors:** Richard J. Benish

Based on the work of Jacobson [1] and Gibbons, [2] Schiller [3] has
shown not only that a *maximum force* follows from general relativity, but
that general relativity can be *derived* from the principle of maximum force.
In the present paper an alternative derivation of maximum force is given.
Inspired by the equivalence principle, the approach is based on a modification
of the well known special relativity equation for the velocity acquired from
uniform proper acceleration. Though in Schiller's derivation the existence of
gravitational *horizons* plays a key role, in the present derivation this is not the
case. In fact, though the kinematic equation that we start with does exhibit
a horizon, it is not carried over to its gravitational counterpart. A few of the
geometrical consequences and physical implications of this result are discussed.

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[v1] 2012-09-02 06:39:06

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