Phipps, Jr., Thomas E.
© Toth-Maatian Review — Dr. T. E. Phipps, Jr. gift
Schroedinger, Weber, Mach, instant action-at-a-distance, Assis, mesons, atomic clocks
In 1925 Schroedinger showed by integrating a Weber-type potential in an action-at-a-distance formulation that the inertial properties of local matter can, as Mach suggested, be attributed to its gravitational interaction with all other matter of the universe. We show how mechanical predictions confirmed by high-energy particle physics, as well as accepted "relativistic" predictions concerning clock rates, follow from Schroedinger's result. For this demonstration we model a "clock" as a mass on a spring.