## Elements of Natural Philosophy, Part 1 |

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Force is recognized as

change of motion , and 2 ° so as to produce or to change motion . Dynamics ,

therefore , is divided into two parts , which are conveniently called STATICS and

...

Force is recognized as

**acting**in two ways : I ° so as to compel rest or to preventchange of motion , and 2 ° so as to produce or to change motion . Dynamics ,

therefore , is divided into two parts , which are conveniently called STATICS and

...

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Hence , just as in § 38 a uniform acceleration ,

direction of motion of 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 ...

Hence , just as in § 38 a uniform acceleration ,

**acting**perpendicularly to thedirection of motion of 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 ...

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It has been shown already in what sense the term ' point ' is to be taken , and ,

therefore , in what way a force may be imagined as

however , the place of application of a force is always either a surface or a space

of ...

It has been shown already in what sense the term ' point ' is to be taken , and ,

therefore , in what way a force may be imagined as

**acting**at a point . In reality ,however , the place of application of a force is always either a surface or a space

of ...

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According to this principle , the standard or unit force is that force which ,

on a national standard unit of matter during the unit of time , generates the unit of

velocity . This is known as Gauss ' absolute unit ; absolute , because it furnishes a

...

According to this principle , the standard or unit force is that force which ,

**acting**on a national standard unit of matter during the unit of time , generates the unit of

velocity . This is known as Gauss ' absolute unit ; absolute , because it furnishes a

...

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Our present application is , that the force of gravity at Edinburgh is 32.2 times the

force which ,

foot per second ; in other words , 32.2 is the number of absolute units which ...

Our present application is , that the force of gravity at Edinburgh is 32.2 times the

force which ,

**acting**on a pound for a second , would generate a velocity of onefoot per second ; in other words , 32.2 is the number of absolute units which ...

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