The noninertial origin of the reduced mass

Valmar Carneiro Barbosa
2006 Revista Brasileira de Ensino de Física  
A different way to obtain the equation of motion that governs the relative motion in a two-particle system is presented. It provides the physical interpretation of the reduced mass as a noninertial effect.
doi:10.1590/s1806-11172006000100015 fatcat:vcvax4xxrrayhao6ya23i5qs4q