Share This Article:

On Dynamics in a Quasi-Measurement Field

Abstract Full-Text HTML XML Download Download as PDF (Size:383KB) PP. 113-129
DOI: 10.4236/jmp.2013.41018    3,746 Downloads   5,835 Views   Citations


A general theory of inertia tends to be circular because momentum and therefore inertia are taken as assumptions in quantum field theories. In this paper we explore instead using position uncertainty to infer inertia with mediation by quasi-measurement interactions. This method avoids attachment to the reference frame of the source masses and is thus completely relativistic, overcoming a conflict between historical theories of inertia and relativity. We investigate what laws of motion result, and whether natural explanations for equivalence and dark energy emerge.

Conflicts of Interest

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Cite this paper

R. Shuler, "On Dynamics in a Quasi-Measurement Field," Journal of Modern Physics, Vol. 4 No. 1, 2013, pp. 113-129. doi: 10.4236/jmp.2013.41018.


[1] C. M. Will, “Theory and Experiment in Gravitational Physics,” Pramana-Journal of Physics, Vol. 63, No. 4, 2004, pp. 731-740.
[2] C. M. Will, Email Communication, 5 August 2010.
[3] A. Einstein, “Is There a Gravitational Effect which Is Analogous to Electrodynamics Induction, the Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, Volume 4: The Swiss Years: Writings, 1912-1914,” Princeton University Press, Princeton, 1996.
[4] A. Einstein, “The Meaning of Relativity,” Princeton University Press, Princeton, 1956.
[5] D. W. Sciama, “On the Origin of Inertia,” Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol. 113, 1953.
[6] W. Davidson, “General Relativity and Mach’s Principle,” Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol. 117, 1957, pp. 212-224.
[7] I. Ciufolini and J. Wheeler, “Gravitation and Inertia,” Princeton University Press, Princeton, 1995.
[8] C. H. Brans, “Application of the Diffusion Theory to the Bimolecular Reactions,” Physical Review, Vol. 125, No. 1, 1962, pp. 1-3. doi:10.1103/PhysRev.125.1
[9] W. Rindler, “Relativity Special, General and Cosmological,” Oxford University Press, New York, 2006.
[10] A. Ghosh, “Origin of Inertia—Extended Mach’s Principle and Cosmological Consequences,” Aperion, Montreal, 2000.
[11] R. Shuler, “Isotropy, Equivalence, and the Laws of Inertia,” Physics Essays, Vol. 24, No. 4, 2011, pp. 498-507. doi:10.4006/1.3637365
[12] K. Brown, “Reflections on Relativity,” Kevin Brown Publishing, 2011.
[13] A. S. Eddington, “Space, Time and Gravitation (1920),” Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1987.
[14] C. M. Will, “Theory and Experiment in Gravitational Physics,” Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1993.
[15] C. H. Brans, “What Exactly Is ‘Mach’s Principle’?” Annalen der Physik, Vol. 524, No. 1, 2012, pp. A15-A16. doi:10.1002/andp.201100706
[16] A. D. Allen, “The Big Bang Is Not Needed,” Foundations of Physics, Vol. 6, No. 1, 1976, pp. 59-63. doi:10.1007/BF00708663
[17] S. Weinberg, “Gravitation and Cosmology: Principles and Applications of the General Theory of Relativity,” Wiley and Sons, New York, 1972.

comments powered by Disqus

Copyright © 2019 by authors and Scientific Research Publishing Inc.

Creative Commons License

This work and the related PDF file are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.