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dc.contributor.authorGiné, Jaume
dc.contributor.authorMcCulloch, M. E.
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-04T11:57:42Z
dc.date.available2017-07-01T22:29:45Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn0217-7323
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10459.1/58386
dc.description.abstractIt 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 producing a net Unruh radiation pressure that always opposes the acceleration, just like inertia. So far this model has predicted masses over twice those expected. In this paper an error in this model is corrected so that its prediction improves to within 29\% of the expected Planck mass. It is also shown that inertial mass may be understood qualitatively by applying Carnot's principle and entropy to Unruh temperatures, so that the work needed for inertia comes from the difference in the Unruh temperatures seen by the accelerated object and the cosmos. This implies that highly-accelerated systems may emit heat in a new way.
dc.description.sponsorshipThe first author is partially supported by a MINECO/ FEDER grant number MTM2014-53703-P and an AGAUR (Generalitat de Catalunya) grant number 2014SGR 1204.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherWorld Scientific Publishing
dc.relationMINECO/PN2013-2016/MTM2014-53703-P
dc.relation.isformatofVersió postprint del document publicat a https://doi.org/10.1142/S0217732316501078
dc.relation.ispartofModern Physics Letters A, 2016, vol. 31, num. 17, p. 1650107-1650107
dc.rights(c) World Scientific Publishing, 2016
dc.subjectCosmology
dc.subjectUnruh radiation
dc.subjectHubble-scale Casimir effect
dc.subjectInertial mass
dc.titleInertial mass from Unruh temperatures
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.date.updated2016-11-04T11:57:42Z
dc.identifier.idgrec024515
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dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1142/S0217732316501078


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