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" Every body continues in its state of rest or of uniform motion in a straight line, except in so far as it is compelled by force to change that state. "
Elements of Natural Philosophy - Page 65
by William Thomson Baron Kelvin, Peter Guthrie Tait - 1873 - 279 pages
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Notes on the First Principles of Dynamics

William Henry H. Hudson - Dynamics - 1884 - 27 pages
...formally enunciate in the timehonoured language : — 1. Every body perseveres in its state of rest, or of uniform motion in a straight line, except in so far as it is compelled by external forces to change that state. 2. Change of motion is proportional to the impressed...
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Lectures on Some Recent Advances in Physical Science with a Special Lecture ...

Peter Guthrie Tait - Force and energy - 1885 - 368 pages
...brief consideration of his simple statement of the Laws of Motion. The first of these Laws is : — Every body continues in its state of rest or of uniform...motion in a straight line, except in so far as it is compelled by forces to change that state. In other words, any change whether in the direction or...
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Properties of Matter

Peter Guthrie Tait - Matter - 1885 - 320 pages
...108. WE commence with Newton's FIRST LAW OF MOTION. Every body perseveres in its state, of rest or of uniform motion in a straight line, except in so far as it is compelled by forces to change that state. The property, thus enunciated as belonging to all bodies,...
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Elementary Treatise on Physics Experimental and Applied for the Use of ...

Adolphe Ganot - Physics - 1886 - 1031 pages
...matter. The action of forces in causing motion is best expressed in Newton's laws : The first law is, Every body continues in its state of rest or of uniform motion in a straight line, except as it is compelled by forces to change that stale. balance each other. If a constant unbalanced force...
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An Elementary Treatise on Kinematics and Dynamics

James Gordon MacGregor - Dynamics - 1887 - 512 pages
...afterwards Newton, enunciated it. Newton called it the first law of motion and expressed it thus — Every body continues in its state of rest or of uniform...motion in a straight line except in so far as it may be by impressed forces to change thai state. The necessity of exerting force in order to produce acceleration...
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Natural Law in the Spiritual World

Henry Drummond - Natural theology - 1887 - 285 pages
...fact, is to be regarded as the equivalent in biology of the First Law of Motion in physics: Every bodv continues in its state of rest or of uniform motion in a straight line, except in so far as it is compelled by forces to change that state. The first Law of biology is: That which is Mineral is...
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Principles of Dynamics: An Elementary Textbook for Science Students

Richard Wormell - Dynamics - 1887 - 262 pages
...embody the preceding deductions. I. The centre of mass of a system perseveres in its state of rest or of uniform motion in a straight line, except in so far as it is made to change that state by forces acting on the system from without. II. The change of momentum...
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An Elementary Treatise on Analytic Mechanics: With Numerous Examples

Edward Albert Bowser - Mechanics, Analytic - 1888 - 511 pages
...observation and experiment, and not on intuitive perception.* The laws are the following: LAW I.—Every body continues in its state of rest or of uniform motion in a straight line, except in so far as it is compelled by force to change that state. LAW II.—Change of motion is proportional to the force...
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Harmony Between Science and Revelation

Januarius De Concilio - Apologetics - 1889 - 261 pages
...law of Kleper about motion is founded on this property of matter, and reads as follown: 'Every bpdy continues in its state of rest or of uniform motion in a straight line, except in so far as it is compelled by force to change that state.' It is explained by Prof. PG Tait, of Edinburgh: 'This...
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Text-book of Mechanics: With Numerous Examples

Thomas Wallace Wright - Mechanics - 1890 - 254 pages
...inherent or characteristic property of matter. The law of inertia was enunciated by Newton as follows :.Every body continues in its state of rest or of...uniform motion in a straight line except in so far as it is compelled by impressed forces to change that state. It thus appears that force causes not merely...
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