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MACH’S PRINCIPLE IS EQUIVALENT TO NEWTON’S FIRST AXIOM (A SURVEY)

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CMEM-V4-N4-369-379

Volume

Volume 4 (2016), Issue 4

Pages

10

Page Range

369 - 379

Author(s)

T.H. MOULDEN

Abstract

The following remarks outline the structure of the Newtonian Mach’s principle and its implications for fluid motion and turbulence. This principle can only be understood as part of classical thermomechanics on a global scale and is directly related to both the first axiom of Newtonian mechanics and to global total energy covariance.

Keywords

A Mach’s principle, covariant Newtonian-Clausius thermomechanics, implications for fluid turbulence