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Mach principle

  1. Oct 6, 2012 #1
    some books mention one of a basis of GR is mach principle
    i study some text but i can't actually realize it
    please explain it for me or introduce some books to refer them
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  3. Oct 6, 2012 #2

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    As you keep getting told when you post these vague questions, if you don't explain what you understand and what you don't, nobody can help you.

    Put another way, it's unreasonable to expect someone on the forum to spend a lot of time answering a question if you don't think it's worth your time to craft a good one.
  4. Oct 6, 2012 #3


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    Have you at least looked up "Mach's principle" on Wikipedia?
    Look here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mach's_principle

    That should give you enough to ask specific questions about it.
  5. Oct 7, 2012 #4
    I think Mach had several versions of his principle and you need to specify which in particular you are referring to.
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