We try to find a physical source for the inertial force,
which contradicts the acceleration of an object. We find that when an object is
accelerated, its gravitational field curves, and the stress force created in
this curved field acts on the object against the accelerating force, thus
supplying part of the inertial force that contradicts the acceleration. We also
find that this force includes a term which is similar to the “fine
structure constant” used in quantum mechanics. As well, we find that this term equals
unity for a black hole object. Further work is needed in order to find whether
the complete inertial force can be found in this way. The experimental results
that may prove this approach are still very limited.
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, Vol. 3 No. 4, 2013, pp. 395-398. doi: 10.4236/ijaa.2013.34046
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