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Volume 15: Pages 156-161, 2002
Stellar Movement in the Galaxy Explained by Inertial Induction
1‐6‐6, Asahi‐machi, Takasago‐cho, Takasago, Hyogo Pref., Japan
One of the hot topics surrounding the theory of the universe is what the dark matter is. The presence of dark matter is mainly inferred as an invisible source of gravity from the stellar movement inside the galaxy or the galactic movement inside the galactic cluster. It has never been directly observed. Behind the opinion advocating the presence of dark matter is full‐fledged trust in the conventional theory of gravity. But is the conventional theory perfect? This paper clearly defines the origin of inertia by exploring different theories. The paper also theoretically proves that an object accelerating relative to another object exerts an influence so as to bring that object up to its own speed. This supports the notion that E. Mach's assertion is correct. By ascertaining the true nature of inertia the paper argues that the movement of heavenly bodies can be explained incontrovertibly without relying on the mysterious dark matter.
Keywords: dark matter, Mach's principle, inertia, absolute space, Principia, action and reaction, inertial induction, Kepler's third law, flat rotation curves
Received: October 25, 2000; Published online: December 15, 2008