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Inertia Equals Gravity

Graudis, Raymond (2003) Inertia Equals Gravity. [Preprint]

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    Abstract

    Despite the success of General Relativity in depicting gravity, inertia--an equivalent force--continues to defy explanation. Even its status as a force is open to question since its source has never been determined. Starting from the assumption that gravity and inertia are truly equal forces, a train of syllogistic reasoning shows that gravity, centrifugal force, and inertia all have the same nature. The interrelationship of these forces within a rotating frame of reference demonstrates their oneness, and establishes inertia as the reacting force in Newton's Third Law. The same source is deduced for both gravity and inertia in a simple and novel way without reference to relativistic space-time or Mach's Principle. This essay is directed at the interested layman, but the issues it grapples with belong to everyone.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: centrifugal, equivalence, Higgs, motion, force, Third Law of Motion
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Classical Physics
    Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
    Depositing User: Raymond Graudis
    Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2003
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:11
    Item ID: 1287
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1287

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