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Authors: Scalera, G.*
Editors: Scalera, Giancarlo; Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Sezione Roma1, Roma, Italia
Boschi, Enzo; University of Bologna
Cwojdzinski, Stefan; Polish Geological Survey
Title: If Space is Material, What Inertia Should Be? - Rediscovering a Dismissed Awareness of Ernst Mach
Publisher: Aracne Editrice, Roma
Issue Date: Dec-2012
ISBN: 978-88-548-5693-6
Keywords: Mach Principle
Inertia conceptions
Fluid dynamics
Abstract: The ”Mach’s Principle” has beenconsidered for more than a century as the highest expression of the philosophical rationality of the western world, but it is possible to proof that it is built on a unstable ground and with uncomplete assumptions. With a great intellectual honesty, Ernst Mach showed in his works some awareness of the incompleteness of his reasoning about inertia. Moreover the Mach Principle is often misinterpreted by scientific community with an illegitimate extrapolation of the Mach words.
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