Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 155, Issue 2, pp 331–333 | Cite as

Why the concepts of a cosmic potential and gravitational force need not be redundant in the general relativity and cosmology

  • Pavel Voráček
Letters to the Editor


A reply is given to the critique that the introduction of the cosmic potential and gravitational force into the general relativity is, at least, redundant, if not wrong. The introduction is both motivated and necessary, in order to make Mach's principle and the general relativity compatible.


General Relativity Gravitational Force 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Pavel Voráček
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  1. 1.Lund ObservatoryLundSweden

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