Mach's Principle: the original Einstein's considerations (1907-12)

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Il Principio di Mach: le prime considerazioni di Einstein (1907-12), Vol: 13, Issue: 1, Page: 75-92

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Gasco, Enrico
Italian Physical Society
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In this article we present the first Einstein's considerations on Mach's Principle that were published in a little note on 1912. In particular we want to suggest the correct interpretation of the most ambiguous machian sentences and then to show, first how Einstein recognizes in Mach's considerations a fundamental Principle of the future General Theory of Relativity and second which is his first attempt in modelling the relation between inertia and gravity.