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  1. #1 the origin of inertia 
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    Hello..
    i have some ideas regarding inertia..
    Pls confirm whether it is correct..
    can inertia be considered to be originating from the viscosity of the atmosphere??
    like it is the force which is trying to stop relative motion between layers of the air...
    is it viable..
    pls reply..
    sincererly
    Mhd Fuadh


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    No

    It has nothing to do with air.


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    Objects have the same inertia in space (or in a vacuum on Earth). So, no.
    ei incumbit probatio qui dicit, non qui negat
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    You're thinking about air resistance, and perhaps the misleading observation of feathers falling slower than marbles?
    A pong by any other name is still a pong. -williampinn
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