## Mach's Principle: From Newton's Bucket to Quantum GravityJulian B. Barbour, Herbert Pfister This volume is a collection of scholarly articles on the Mach Principle, the impact that this theory has had since the end of the 19th century, and its role in helping Einstein formulate the doctrine of general relativity. 20th-century physics is concerned with the concepts of time, space, motion, inertia and gravity. The documentation on all of these makes this book a reference for those who are interested in the history of science and the theory of general relativity |

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This is a seminal work and deserves to be read in its entirety, truly a fundamental understanding to quantum gravitation.

### Contents

III | 1 |

IV | 6 |

V | 9 |

VI | 58 |

VII | 67 |

VIII | 91 |

IX | 107 |

X | 109 |

XXIX | 308 |

XXX | 309 |

XXXI | 312 |

XXXII | 315 |

XXXIII | 332 |

XXXIV | 339 |

XXXV | 347 |

XXXVI | 353 |

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