# Inertia from an asymmetric Casimir effect

@article{Mcculloch2013InertiaFA, title={Inertia from an asymmetric Casimir effect}, author={M. E. Mcculloch}, journal={EPL}, year={2013}, volume={101}, pages={59001} }

The property of inertia has never been fully explained. A model for inertia (MiHsC or quantised inertia) has been suggested that assumes that 1) inertia is due to Unruh radiation and 2) this radiation is subject to a Hubble-scale Casimir effect. This model has no adjustable parameters and predicts the cosmic acceleration, and galaxy rotation without dark matter, suggesting that Unruh radiation indeed causes inertia, but the exact mechanism by which it does this has not been specified. The…

## Figures from this paper

## 31 Citations

Inertial mass of an elementary particle from the holographic scenario

- Physics
- 2017

Various attempts have been made to fully explain the mechanism by which a body has inertial mass. Recently, it has been proposed that this mechanism is as follows: when an object accelerates in one…

Inertial mass from Unruh temperatures

- Physics
- 2016

It has been proposed that inertia can be explained as follows: when objects accelerate in one direction, a Rindler horizon forms in the other direction suppressing Unruh radiation on that side and…

A Toy Cosmology Using a Hubble-Scale Casimir Effect

- Physics
- 2014

The visible mass of the observable universe agrees with that needed for a flat cosmos, and the reason for this is not known. It is shown that this can be explained by modelling the Hubble volume as a…

Galaxy rotations from quantised inertia and visible matter only

- Physics
- 2017

It is shown here that a model for inertial mass, called quantised inertia, or MiHsC (Modified inertia by a Hubble-scale Casimir effect) predicts the rotational acceleration of the 153 good quality…

PROPULSIVE FORCES USING HIGH-Q ASYMMETRIC HIGH ENERGY LASER RESONATORS

- Physics
- 2018

Recent analyses of spacecraft flyby, Galileo, NEAR, Cassini, and Rosetta spacecraft suggest unusual short-lived changes in their inertia and, likewise, unexplained accelerations. One theory which…

Modified inertia from extended uncertainty principle(s) and its relation to MoND

- Physics
- 2020

In this paper we show that Modified Inertia, i.e., the modification of inertia predicted by some alternative theories of gravity at cosmic scales, can be naturally derived within the framework of the…

Quantised inertia from relativity and the uncertainty principle

- Physics
- 2016

It is shown here that if we assume that what is conserved in nature is not simply mass-energy, but rather mass-energy plus the energy uncertainty of the uncertainty principle, and if we also assume…

Propellant-less Propulsion from Quantized Inertia

- Physics, Engineering
- 2018

A new model for inertial mass, quantized inertia, that predicts galaxy rotation without dark matter, also predicts that a highly accelerated system surrounded by an asymmetric conductor will feel…

Deriving quantised inertia using horizon-widths in the uncertainty principle

- PhysicsAdvanced Studies in Theoretical Physics
- 2020

In this paper we show that a model for inertial mass (quantised inertia) can be derived exactly and simply by assuming that the property of inertia is caused by gradients in the energy in the Unruh…

## References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 21 REFERENCES

Minimum accelerations from quantised inertia

- Physics
- 2010

It has recently been observed that there are no disc galaxies with masses less than 109M⊙ and this cutoff has not been explained. It is shown here that this minimum mass can be predicted using a…

The Tajmar effect from quantised inertia

- Physics
- 2011

The Tajmar anomaly is an unexplained acceleration observed by gyroscopes close to, but isolated from, rotating rings cooled to 5 K. The observed ratio between the gyroscope and ring accelerations was…

Inertia as a zero-point-field Lorentz force.

- PhysicsPhysical review. A, Atomic, molecular, and optical physics
- 1994

The interpretation that inertia is an electromagnetic resistance arising from the known spectral distortion of the ZPF in accelerated frames is proposed and suggests a physically rigorous version of Mach's principle.

Testing quantised inertia on galactic scales

- Physics
- 2012

Galaxies and galaxy clusters have rotational velocities (v) apparently too fast to allow them to be gravitationally bound by their visible matter (M). This has been attributed to the presence of…

Can the flyby anomalies be explained by a modification of inertia

- Physics
- 2007

The flyby anomalies are unexplained velocity increases of 3.9, 13.5, 0.1 and 1.8 mm/s observed near closest approach during the Earth flybys of the Galileo, NEAR, Cassini and Rosetta spacecraft.…

Inertia as a zero-point-field force: Critical analysis of the Haisch-Rueda-Puthoff inertia theory

- Physics
- 2009

In the article by Haisch, Rueda, and Puthoff (HRP) [Phys. Rev. A 49, 678 (1994)], an explanation of inertia as an ``electromagnetic resistance arising from the known spectral distortion of the…

THE HOLOGRAPHIC SCENARIO, THE MODIFIED INERTIA AND THE DYNAMICS OF THE UNIVERSE

- Physics
- 2012

This paper attempts to connect two new gravitational mechanisms: the Verlinde's holographic model of gravity and the modification of inertia resulting from a Hubble-scale Casimir effect (MiHsC) of…

Modelling the flyby anomalies using a modification of inertia

- Physics
- 2008

The flyby anomalies are unexplained velocity jumps of 3.9, −4.6, 13.5, −2, 1.8 and 0.02 mm s −1 observed near closest approach during the Earth flybys of six spacecraft. These flybys are modelled…

Black hole explosions?

- PhysicsNature
- 1974

QUANTUM gravitational effects are usually ignored in calculations of the formation and evolution of black holes. The justification for this is that the radius of curvature of space-time outside the…

Notes on black-hole evaporation

- Physics
- 1976

This paper examines various aspects of black-hole evaporation. A two-dimensional model is investigated where it is shown that using fermion-boson cancellation on the stress-energy tensor reduces the…