Foundations of Physics

, Volume 10, Issue 1–2, pp 181–184 | Cite as

Mach's principle and the relationGM=Rc2

  • H. C. Corben
This Issue Is Dedicated To The Memory Of Wolfgang Yourgrau


The relationGM=RC2 is used as a definition ofG, withM andR defined by integrals of the energy-momentum and Einstein curvature tensors over a particular spacelike surface. Modified field equations then do not admit source-free solutions, in agreement with a strong form of Mach's principle.


Field Equation Curvature Tensor Strong Form Spacelike Surface Modify Field Equation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. C. Corben
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  1. 1.Harvey Mudd CollegeClaremont

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