Mechanics / Electrodynamics
September 14, 2023
The content of this chapter links the famous Clarke-Leibniz discussion on Newton's bucket experiment with a new and independent argument confirming Newton's idea about the absolute nature of the rotation of the water in his famous bucket. Literally, the existence of billions of objects in the universe animated by absolute motion is demonstrated here: their rotations about their respective internal axes of rotation. Newton's thought experiment of the two balloons connected by a string is also recalled here. Finally, the problem of the relation between inertial mass, gravitational mass and preinertia is raised.