« on: 11/12/2012 10:09:21 »
These are not independant things. Mass is the measure of something's inertia.
But mass creates a gravitational field. Whereas inertia doesn't, in my opinion. That's the distinction I'm referring to. Mass also implies the amount of "stuff" (or matter) whereas inertia is just resistance to a force. So does that mean that things moving near the speed of light have a larger gravitational field than they would otherwise? Maybe it would normally be negligible but the whole point of science is to be accurate.