Author: Nicolae Mazilu
Published on Saturday, January 12th, 2008 in category ProtoQuant
ABSTRACT: It is quite clear within Contemporary Physics insight into possible structures of the Universe around us that, if we are to accept that the action between Space and Matter is reciprocal, then we have to reject Mach’s principle, at least in the form established by Einstein. Further on, this leads one to accept that all of the solutions of Einstein’s field equations signify something physical. In particular the vacuum field solutions represent, in our opinion, properties of pure Space, simply because of the absence of Matter. We relegate these solutions to inertial field properties, thus conferring to the Space those field properties needed to accomplish the action at distance necessary for a logical closure of Mach principle. In other words, we do not need to reject those solutions in the name of Mach principle, as Einstein’s first reaction to De Sitter’s solutions was. Ironically, we rather have to accept them, for otherwise the Mach’s principle is theoretically untenable. There is a problem, however, with acceptance of field properties of Space within the current physics wisdom: one cannot see just how such a field is physically manifested. The main effort of this essay is directed towards showing that the field properties of Space feature in obvious kinematical and geometrical quantities. In short, the article is merely a reassessment of things historical.