Physics - Mach's Principle III

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Physics - Mach's Principle III

Page 99 The inertial mass is proportional to the gravitational mass. We should try to find some derivation of the inertial mass as some kind of gravitational interaction with the distant bodies.

P102 We have to get a measure of time from the motions that are happening in the universe.

P146 It appears that Schrödinger was the first to realize that in a theory of Hofmann-Reissner type with l/r dependence the mass anisotropy induced by the Sun and Galaxy would in principle have observable effects in solar-system dynamics.

Page 146 Ehler pointed out that it would be impossible mathematically, within the framework of general relativity, of first specifying a matter distribution and then determining a metric tensor from that distribution.

Page 153 Schrödinger states that only an entirely vanishing fraction of the inertial effects observed on the earth and in the planetary system arises from the interaction with masses of our Milky Way system.

Page 184 In a consistent theory of relativity there can be no inertia relatively to "space", but only an inertia of masses relatively to one another. If, therefore, I remove a mass to a sufficient distance from all other masses in the universe, its inertia must fall to zero (Einstein 1917).

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