A “Fine Structure Constant” for Inertia


We try to find a physical source for the inertial force, which contradicts the acceleration of an object. We find that when an object is accelerated, its gravitational field curves, and the stress force created in this curved field acts on the object against the accelerating force, thus supplying part of the inertial force that contradicts the acceleration. We also find that this force includes a term which is similar to the fine structure constant used in quantum mechanics. As well, we find that this term equals unity for a black hole object. Further work is needed in order to find whether the complete inertial force can be found in this way. The experimental results that may prove this approach are still very limited.

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A. Harpaz, "A “Fine Structure Constant” for Inertia," International Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Vol. 3 No. 4, 2013, pp. 395-398. doi: 10.4236/ijaa.2013.34046.

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