Afriat, Alexander and Caccese, Ermenegildo (2009) The relativity of inertia and reality of nothing. [Preprint]
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We first see that the inertia of Newtonian mechanics is absolute and troublesome. General relativity can be viewed as Einstein’s attempt to remedy, by making inertia relative, to matter — perhaps imperfectly though, as at least a couple of freedom degrees separate inertia from matter in his theory. We consider ways the relationist (for whom it is of course unwelcome) can try to overcome such undetermination, dismissing it as physically meaningless, especially by insisting on the right transformation properties.
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|Keywords:||inertia, Mach’s principle, general relativity, gravitational waves, energy conservation, Einstein|
|Subjects:||Specific Sciences > Physics > Symmetries/Invariances|
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
|Depositing User:||Alexander Afriat|
|Date Deposited:||10 Feb 2009|
|Last Modified:||07 Oct 2010 11:17|
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