Concepts of Mass in Contemporary Physics and Philosophy

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Index
Abraham, Max: and concept of velocitydependentmass, 42; and electromagnetic theory of mass, 35–36, 144; and inertiaenergy relation, 72
active gravitational mass, 6, 90; Bondi's definition of, 92–93; expanding universe and, 160; historical origins of concept, 92; and inertial mass, relation between, 135n103, 135–36; in modern theories of gravitation, 95–96; Narlikar on, 14–15; negative, 130; operational definition of, 93–95; and passive gravitational mass, equality/proportionality of, 95, 132–35
Adler, Carl G., 54
Adler, Stephen L., 137
Aetius, on Democritean atoms, 99
Aharoni, Joseph, 54
Ampère, André-Marie, 5
Anderson, Carl D., 123–24
anisotropy, of inertial mass, 158–59
antigravity: attempts to disprove, 127–29; CPT theorem and, 126–27; history of concept, 121–24
antihydrogen, 125
antiparticle: discovery of, 123–24; gravitational charge of, 126–27; versus particle with negative mass, 124–25; and weak equivalence principle, 125–26
Antippa, Adel F.: derivation of massenergy relation, 81–82; survey by, 79
apparent mass, versus real mass, 35–36
Aristotelian physics: and antigravity concept, 121–22; inertial mass in, 99; mechanics in, 5n1; and weak equivalence principle, 98–99, 100n17
Arzeliès, Henri, 62n2
Assis, André Koch Torres, theories of mass, 158–60
atomic bomb, and mass-energy relation, debate on, 86–87
atomists, ancient, and weak equivalence principle, 98–100
atoms, weak equivalence principle test for, 120–21
axiomatizations of mechanics, mass in, 21, 24–28; McKinsey's formulation, 24–25; Schmidt's formulation, 27–28
Baierlein, Ralph: derivation of massenergy relation, 71; and use of lunar laser-ranging, 116
Barbour, Julian B., 145, 150
bare mass, 32, 35
Barker, Ernest F., 87
Bartlett, David F., 133
Bekenstein, Jacob D., variable-mass theory of, 161
Bell, John S., 128
Benedetti, Giovanni Battista, 98
Bergmann, Peter G., 136
Bessel, Friedrich Wilhelm, 120
Bethe, Hans Albrecht, 39
Bible, concept of weight in, 8
Bickerstaff, R. Paul, 56
Biser, Roy H., 80
Bondi, Hermann, 87; on active and passive gravitational masses, 92–93; essay on negative mass, 124
Bonnor, William B., 134
Born, Max: derivation of mass-energy relation, 79–80; on relativistic mass, 53
Boussinesq, Valentin-Joseph, on weightinertia proportionality, 106
Boyle, Robert, 122
Braginski, Vladimir Borisovich, 112
Brans-Dicke scalar-tensor theory of gravitation, 118, 136; equivalence principle in, 136–37
Brehme, Robert W., 54
Bridgman, Percy Williams, 12–13
Brown, Lowell S., 137
Brunstein, Karl A., 140

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  • Title Page *
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Concepts of Mass in Contemporary Physics and Philosophy *
  • Introduction 3
  • Chapter One - Inertial Mass 5
  • Chapter Two - Relativistic Mass 41
  • Chapter Three - The Mass-Energy Relation 62
  • Chapter Four - Gravitational Mass and the Principle of Equivalence 90
  • Chapter Five - The Nature of Mass 143
  • Index 169
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