Mach's Principle

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“Mach's principle is simply given lip service these days and the universities continue to sweep this distant binding evidence under the rug because it doesn't agree with the present science religion that they are preaching.
But from this evidence, that is presently being dismissed, you can discern what energy really is: Kinetic energy -- for a particular electron -- is merely a binding change from far distant binding to close binding for that particular electron gaining the energy.
An increase of binding -- via phase coherence -- with the surrounding stars gives an increase in mass. This is Fitzpatrick's principle!
—Daniel P. Fitzpatrick from Why We Have Gravity on Mach's Principle

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“In theoretical physics, particularly in discussions of gravitation theories, Mach's principle (or Mach's conjecture[1]) is the name given by Einstein to an imprecise hypothesis often credited to the physicist and philosopher Ernst Mach.
The idea is that the local motion of a rotating reference frame is determined by the large scale distribution of matter, as exemplified by this anecdote:
You are standing in a field looking at the stars. Your arms are resting freely at your side, and you see that the distant stars are not moving. Now start spinning. The stars are whirling around you and your arms are pulled away from your body. Why should your arms be pulled away when the stars are whirling? Why should they be dangling freely when the stars don't move?
Mach's principle says that this is not a coincidence—that there is a physical law that relates the motion of the distant stars to the local inertial frame. If you see all the stars were whirling around you, Mach suggests that there is some physical law which would make it so you would feel a centrifugal force. The principle is often stated in vague ways, like 'mass out there influences inertia here'.
This concept was a guiding factor in Einstein's development of the general theory of relativity. Einstein realized that the overall distribution of matter would determine the metric tensor, which tells you which frame is rotationally stationary. Frame dragging and conservation of gravitational angular momentum makes this into a true statement in the general theory in certain solutions. But because the principle is so vague, many distinct statements can be (and have been) made which would qualify as a Mach principle, and some of these are false. The Gödel rotating universe is a solution of the field equations which is designed to disobey Mach's principle in the worst possible way. In this example, the distant stars seem to be rotating faster and faster as one moves further away. This example doesn't completely settle the question, because it has closed timelike curves.
The basic idea also appears before Mach's time, in the writings of George Berkeley.[2] The book Absolute or Relative Motion? (1896) by Benedict Friedländer and his brother Immanuel contained ideas similar to Mach's principle.”
A very general statement of Mach's principle is "Local physical laws are determined by the large-scale structure of the universe."[3]

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