Velocity-Dependent Inertial Induction: A Case for Experimental Observation

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Scientific Paper
Title Velocity-Dependent Inertial Induction: A Case for Experimental Observation
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Author(s) Amitabha Ghosh
Keywords Gravitational, Mach's principle
Published 1988
Journal Apeiron
Volume 1
Number 3
No. of pages 6
Pages 14-20

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This purpose of this article is to highlight the various aspects of a dynamic model of gravitational interaction proposed by the author in an earlier paper. A number of interesting results are obtained when the proposed velocity and acceleration dependent inertial induction terms are used in conjunction with an extended version of Mach?s principle. Universal induction results in exact equivalence of gravitational and inertial masses, while a cosmological redshift of the proper order of magnitude is obtained, even when a quasistatic, infinite universe is assumed. Inertial induction on a local scale can also explain a number of unexplained or ill-understood observations, viz. the secular retardation of the earth?s spin, the secular acceleration of Phobos and the extra redshift at the solar limb. Velocity dependent inertial induction also provides a servo-mechanism that distributes matter in spiral galaxies in a unique manner, such that a constant rotation curve is observed. Finally, velocity dependent inertial induction can act as a mechanism for the transfer of solar angular momentum, thus explaining the observed distribution of angular omentum. Although there is sufficient indication that the proposed model has validity, a direct observational test would still be desirable. A scheme to test the hypothesis directly is thus proposed.