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The Problem of Inertia (in german)

Giulini, Domenico (2001) The Problem of Inertia (in german). [Preprint]

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    It is well known that the concept of "force", if based on "interaction", becomes problematic when applied to "inertia". I review some well known historical arguments (Newton, Mach), move to some slightly less well known contributions (Neumann, Lange, Thomson, Tait, the Friedlaender brothers), and discuss the situation that we now face in general relativity.

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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: Intertia, force, gravitation, general relativity, concepts of space
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Classical Physics
    Specific Sciences > Physics > Fields and Particles
    Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
    Depositing User: Domenico Giulini
    Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2001
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:10
    Item ID: 512

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