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Volume 13, Issue 1 (Jan 2015)

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Sources of inertia in an expanding universe

Kjell Prytz
  • University of Gavle, SE-80176 Gavle, Sweden
Published Online: 2015-01-09 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/phys-2015-0016

Abstract

In a cosmological perspective, gravitational induction is explored as a source to mechanical inertia in line with Mach’s principle. Within the standard model of cosmos, considering the expansion of the universe and the necessity of retarded interactions, it is found that the assumed dynamics may account for a significant part of an object’s inertia.

Keywords : inertia; gravitational induction; Mach’s principle; cosmology; general relativity

PACS : 04.20.Cv; 04.80.Cc; 95.30.Sf; 98.80.Es; 98.80.Jk

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About the article

Received: 2014-08-27

Accepted: 2014-10-28

Published Online: 2015-01-09


Citation Information: Open Physics, ISSN (Online) 2391-5471, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/phys-2015-0016. Export Citation

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