In the Grip of the Distant Universe: The Science of Inertia
|Author||Peter Graneau, Neal Graneau|
|Publisher||World Scientific Publishing Company|
This book presents the history of the science of inertia. Nobody denies the existence of the forces of inertia, but they are branded as "fictitious" because they do not fit smoothly into modern physics. Named by Kepler and given mathematical form by Newton, the force of inertia remains aloof because it has no obvious local cause. Table of contents: http://www.worldscibooks.com/phy_etextbook/6087/6087_toc.pdf.