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Inertia is a property of matter.

According to Sir Isaac Newton, the law concerning inertia states that a body in motion will remain in motion, unless acted upon by an outside force. Likewise, a body at rest will remain at rest, unless acted upon by an outside force. A body at rest is also often referred to as "inert" for this reason.

See also: Inertial damper and Inertial control system.

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