Mach's principle and the relationGM=Rc 2

Foundations of Physics 10 (1-2):181-184 (1980)
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The relationGM=RC 2 is used as a definition ofG, withM andR defined by integrals of the energy-momentum and Einstein curvature tensors over a particular spacelike surface. Modified field equations then do not admit source-free solutions, in agreement with a strong form of Mach's principle



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