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Homework Help: What causes inertia

  1. Dec 4, 2004 #1
    HI

    I've heard the word inertia before in physics, but what actually causes it ?

    thanks for any help

    Roger
     
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  3. Dec 4, 2004 #2

    Mk

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    Interita is a property of matter, all matter, including anti and exotic has inertia. ... its not matter if it doesn't have intertia.

    What causes inertia you ask? My guess is the Higgs boson, the theoretical particle that turns energy to matter, causes intertia as a biproduct.
     
  4. Dec 5, 2004 #3
    In simple language, where there is mass, there is inertia!! :rofl:
     
  5. Dec 5, 2004 #4

    Mk

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    ... Yeah.... what he said. : )
     
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