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Mechanics of orientable particles and the general principle of inertia

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Abstract

We consider the mechanics of orientable particles (particles with spin) in which the concept of an inertial reference frame does not exist. At the foundation of this mechanics is the general principle of inertia, generalizing the Galileo-Newton principle of inertia. We obtain the fundamental equations of the mechanics.

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Translated from Izvestiya Vysshikh Uchebnykh Zavedenii, Fizika, No. 3, pp. 74–78, March, 1985.

The author thanks I. A. Volodin for useful discussions.

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Shipov, G.I. Mechanics of orientable particles and the general principle of inertia. Soviet Physics Journal 28, 238–241 (1985). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00895914

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Keywords

  • Reference Frame
  • General Principle
  • Fundamental Equation
  • Inertial Reference Frame
  • Orientable Particle