Authors: Richard A Peters
The acceleration of an object in response to an external force is opposed by an inertial reaction force of the inertial field that is equal and opposite in direction to the external force. The inertial field applies this reaction force only throughout the volume of the object itself. The resistance to acceleration of a superdense object, such as a neutron star, demands a superdense particle density of the inertial field to support the enormous resistance to acceleration of the superdense object. To illustrate the intensity of the inertial reaction force, a thought experiment is conducted in space, free of gravitational forces, in which the motion of a small sample of neutron star material in response to an applied force is calculated. A sample mass of a neutron star of one cubic centimeter has a mass of 500 million metric tons. Apply a force of one thousand metric tons to this sample and it accelerates at 1 / 500,000 g. The sample appears immoveable. The inertial reaction force of one thousand metric tons is applied by the inertial field in opposition to the acceleration of the sample mass. The space, or rather what’s in the space that pervades the volume of the sample mass itself, is responsible for the resistance of the sample mass to acceleration. This space is not empty, but permeated with particles of the inertial field. Nothing outside the volume of the sample affects the acceleration of the sample mass. One cubic centimeter of what appears to be empty space applies an inertial reaction force of one thousand metric tons! By earthly standards this is colossal; by astronomical standards it’s commonplace. A real life counterpart to the thought experiment exists in a pair of neutron stars in orbit about their barycenter.
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