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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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Giulini, Domenico
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 15:10
Item ID: 512
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/512

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