## Elements of Natural Philosophy, Volume 1 |

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The science which investigates the

writers , DYNAMICS . It is commonly , but erroneously , called MECHANICS ; a

term employed by Newton in its true sense , the Science of Machines , and the art

...

The science which investigates the

**action**of Force is called , by the most logicalwriters , DYNAMICS . It is commonly , but erroneously , called MECHANICS ; a

term employed by Newton in its true sense , the Science of Machines , and the art

...

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If the motion be that of a material particle , however , there can be no abrupt

change of velocity , nor of direction unless where the velocity is zero , since ( as

we shall afterwards see ) such would imply the

useful to ...

If the motion be that of a material particle , however , there can be no abrupt

change of velocity , nor of direction unless where the velocity is zero , since ( as

we shall afterwards see ) such would imply the

**action**of an infinite force . It isuseful to ...

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This is the case of a body falling vertically in vacuo under the

this case the space described in any interval is that which would be described in

the same time by a point moving uniformly with a velocity equal to that at the ...

This is the case of a body falling vertically in vacuo under the

**action**of gravity . Inthis case the space described in any interval is that which would be described in

the same time by a point moving uniformly with a velocity equal to that at the ...

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... a point , produces a change in the direction of motion , but does not influence

the velocity ; so , if a body be rotating about an axis , and be subjected to an

KINEMATICS .

... a point , produces a change in the direction of motion , but does not influence

the velocity ; so , if a body be rotating about an axis , and be subjected to an

**action**tending to produce rotation about a perpendicular axis , the D 2KINEMATICS .

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As there can be neither annihilation nor generation of matter in any natural

motion or

be equal to the quantity originally in that space , increased by the whole quantity

that ...

As there can be neither annihilation nor generation of matter in any natural

motion or

**action**, the whole quantity of a fluid within any space at any time mustbe equal to the quantity originally in that space , increased by the whole quantity

that ...

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