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International Journal of Theoretical Physics

, Volume 15, Issue 11, pp 801–807 | Cite as

Christoffel symbols and inertia in flat space-time theory

  • J. Krause
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Abstract

A necessary and sufficient criterion of inertia is presented, for the flat space-time theory of general frames of reference, in terms of the vanishing of some typical components of the affine connection pertaining to curvilinear coordinate systems. The physical identification of inertial forces thus arises in the context of the special theory of relativity.

Keywords

Coordinate System Field Theory Elementary Particle Quantum Field Theory Inertial Force 
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© Plenum Publishing Corp. 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Krause
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  1. 1.Departmento de Física Aplicada, Facultad de IngenieríaUniversidad Central de VenezuelaCaracasVenezuela

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