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Re: Why does centrifugal force and inertia depend on Machs principle?

Date: Mon Jul 3 11:48:53 2000
Posted By: John Link, Physics
Area of science: Physics
ID: 962611995.Ph

The "other bodies" that Mach was talking about can be arbitrarily small, so the other atoms in the disk are the "other bodies" to the point (let's say an atom) on the disk that you asked about. But isolate the single atom with no other atoms around and there you can apply Mach's principle.

John Link, MadSci Physicist

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