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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 forming Einstein's theory of general relativity.  Excerpts from Mach's original text are examined and discussed for his ideas that are closely related to this principle.  The general ambiguity of Mach's Principle, and Einstein's interpretations of it are also presented.
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Classical Mechanics
- Newton's First Law
= Measuring Inertia
General Physics
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- General Relativity
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