Relativity and Cosmology


Principle of Mach: the Cosmic Origin of the Inertial Mass

Authors: Wenceslao Segura González

We understand the principle of Mach as the assertion that the inertia of a body is not an intrinsic quality of matter, but is the effect of the action of the whole Universe. The forces of inertia act when a body is accelerated. But if we assume that is the Universe that is accelerated, it will generate a gravitational inductive force on the body, which can be understood as the force of inertia. In this research we calculated the gravitational induction produced on a body by the accelerated movement of the whole of the Universe. We used the linearized theory of General Relativity, therefore the results are approximate, but sufficient to give us an idea of how the Universe conforms the inertia of the bodies.

Comments: 66 Pages. Spanish

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[v1] 2017-06-09 11:41:34
[v2] 2017-06-10 03:13:32

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