Volume 6: Pages 510-511, 1993
The Rotating Bucket with Water Problem
Miroslaw J. Kubiak 1
1Planetarium I Obserwatorium Astronomiczne, Im. M. Kopernika, 86‐300 Grudziadz, Ul. J. Krasickiego 5, Poland
In this paper we mathematically prove that from a geometrical point of view, it does not matter if the Earth is rotating and the fixed star shell is at rest, or the stationary Earth is surrounded by a rotating fixed star shell. In both cases the same forces of inertia (i.e., Coriolis and centrifugal) exist.
Keywords: Mach's principle
Received: May 10, 1991; Published Online: December 15, 2008