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Does Gravity Have Inertia?

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Inertia: the tendency of a body at rest to remain at rest and
the tendency of a body in motion to remain in motion.

Tom Van Flandern / Meta Research <tomvf@metaresearch.org>

*Abstract. *» Gravity
makes heavy and light bodies fall at the same rate. Gravity
obeys the “equivalence principle”, and is just "curved
space-time geometry" in geometric general relativity. But
space-time curvature alone cannot initiate motion, and changes
in momentum still require a force acting. Moreover, gravity can
deviate slightly from the “equivalence principle”, and
“space-time” is really just proper time and does not involve any
curvature of space. The Le Sage “pushing gravity” concept is a
better way to explain the physics of

gravity. For forces other than gravity, the momentum transferred
must be shared by all particles in the target body, producing
what we call “inertia” -- a simple dilution of momentum. Gravity
obeys the “transparency principle”, allowing momentum to be
transferred directly to each particle. Without need for dilution
of momentum, gravity has no inertia.