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Old 08-29-2020, 07:00 PM   #8
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Re: The Coriolis Effect

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Originally Posted by TimM View Post
Would it not be more fair to say that the distant galaxies simply reveal the non-rotating frame, and do not actually supply it? (or is supply to be meant in exactly this sense - perhaps a problem of language or translation)? Mach's statements are stronger, but in the end Mach had to be abandoned by Einstein.
That might be a better way to say it, I’m not an expert on the history but I thought Mach’s statements were not quantifiable mathematically so aren’t “in” general relativity the same way the equivalence principle is. Maybe your formulation is more accurate though.

But If distant stars reveal the non-rotating frame, what happens if the universe is rotating around a central point and you place a stationary planet there?

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