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Physics - Mach's Principle I

Volume 6

Mach's Principle

From Newton's Bucket to Quantum Gravity

Edited by Julian Barbour and Herbert Pfister

Birkhäuser © 1995

Page 11: Mach's Principle proposes the inertia of a body is caused entirely by an interaction with other bodies.

Page 33: Hofmann's law contains a mechanism in which inertial resistance is resistance to acceleration with respect to other bodies; for, in the case of two masses m and M, an attempt to change the relative velocity v will change the kinetic energy and thus require a force.

Page 39 According to Mach, the inertia of a body is fully determined by other masses alone.

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