Titre du document

General Relativity and Mach's Principle

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AstroConcepts

Auteur(s)
  • W. Davidson
Résumé

Sciama, among others, has taken the view that general relativity has failed to account satisfactorily for the inertial properties of matter. This paper shows that general relativity is entirely consistent in principle with Sciama's ideas of inertia as an inductive effect predominantly of distant matter, and that therefore his remarks concerning general relativity are not justified. It is shown that general relativity provides a superior presentation of his idea of Mach's principle and appears to be the general tensor theory he was looking for. Arguments are put forward to show that general relativity may fully incorporate Mach's principle contrary to Einstein's own belief. This paper emphasizes the fitness of the steady state theory as a cosmological solution which permits this possibility.

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Année de publication
1957
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Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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OUP
Type de publication
journal
Type de document
research-article
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1.4
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3.453
Nom du concept
  • de Sitter metric
Catégories Science-Metrix
  • 1 - natural sciences ; 2 - physics & astronomy ; 3 - astronomy & astrophysics
Catégories Inist
  • 1 - sciences humaines et sociales
Catégories Scopus
  • 1 - Physical Sciences ; 2 - Earth and Planetary Sciences ; 3 - Space and Planetary Science
  • 1 - Physical Sciences ; 2 - Physics and Astronomy ; 3 - Astronomy and Astrophysics
Catégories WoS
  • 1 - science ; 2 - astronomy & astrophysics
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