No. Inertia is the fact that it requires a net force to accelerate a mass. Quantitatively, it's the force divided by the acceleration.I want to ask, is this related to inertia? Is inertia partly because of air resistance/frictions?
It's not to do with starting and stopping as such. It is natural to think in those terms because our everyday experience is that there there is static friction to be overcome. It is to do with how much force is needed to produce a given change in speed. In principle, you could push a supertanker away from the edge of the dock, but the acceleration would be very low.So actually does inertia cause an object to require more force to stop/start moving?
For example, if I were to push an object of 10kg across a frictionless table, the force required for the object to start moving is due to its big mass only, or does it include inertia?