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written by Soshichi Uchii
This page, from Kyoto University, provides a discussion of Mach's Principle, a concept that played an important role in Einstein's theory of general relativity.  Excerpts from Mach's original text are examined and discussed.  The general ambiguity of Mach's Principle, and Einstein's interpretations of it, are also presented.
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Motion, Forces, and Energy
- Newton's First Law
= Measuring Inertia
- General Relativity
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Keywords: Einstein, general relativity, inertia, mach's principle
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