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Does absolute space explain the inertial and non inertial forces?

  1. Jul 26, 2013 #1
    The title might be confusing. Anyway while preparing for a seminar I made a statement, " Absolute space does not explain the inertial forces, since they are related to acceleration with respect to any one of the inertial frame". Is this statement correct? Please explain with few examples, Thank you..
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  3. Jul 26, 2013 #2


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    Well, if there were such a thing as absolute space, it would suffice to explain inertial forces. But it is not necessary to explain inertial forces - and a good thing to, because there is no such thing as absolute space.
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