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" Every body perseveres in its state of rest, or of uniform motion in a right line, unless it is compelled to change that state by forces impressed thereon. "
A pocket encyclopędia, or library of general knowledge - Page 309
by Edward Augustus Kendall - 1811
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The Philosophy of Ecology: From Science to Synthesis

David R. Keller, Frank B. Golley - Science - 2000 - 386 pages
...abstraction and idealization that he had undertaken, and he says in the De Motu Corporum: "Every body perseveres in its state of rest, or of uniform motion in a right line, unless is it compelled to change that state by forces impressed thereon." Yet Newton points out...
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Recital of the Dog

David Rabe - Fiction - 2000 - 518 pages
...perspective that the law we have been discussing is known to exist." "And the law is that 'Every body perseveres in its state of rest or of uniform motion in a right line unless it is compelled to change by forces — ' Wait a minute! Wait!" "What?" "Compelled?" "Yes."...
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The Philosophy of Ecology: From Science to Synthesis

David R. Keller, Frank B. Golley - Science - 2000 - 390 pages
...abstraction and idealization that he had undertaken, and he says in the De Motu Corporum: "Every body perseveres in its state of rest, or of uniform motion in a right line, unless is it compelled to change that state by forces impressed thereon." Yet Newton points out...
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Introducing the New Testament: Its Literature and Theology

Paul J. Achtemeier, Joel B. Green, Marianne Meye Thompson - Religion - 2001 - 644 pages
...Isaac Newton's (d. 1727) laws of motion, also known as Newtonian mechanics: • First Law: "every body perseveres in its state of rest, or of uniform motion in a right [ie, straight] line, unless it is compelled to change that state ..." — that is, mass possesses inertia,...
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The Cambridge Companion to Newton

I. Bernard Cohen, George E. Smith - Biography & Autobiography - 2002 - 518 pages
...without some other thing which impedes it." 19 Newton, Principia, 3rd edn, vol. i, p. 19. "Every body perseveres in its state of rest, or of uniform motion in a right line, unless it is compelled to change that state by forces impressed thereon." It is interesting to...
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From Cause to Causation: A Peircean Perspective

M. Hulswit - Philosophy - 2002 - 278 pages
...according to his three famous laws of motion, which are stated in implicitly causal terms: (1 ) Every body perseveres in its state of rest, or of uniform motion in a right line, unless it is compelled to change that state by forces impressed thereon. (2) The alteration of...
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Scientific Method in Practice

Hugh G. Gauch - Science - 2003 - 458 pages
...introduction and some definitions, and then states the following three axioms or laws of motion: I. Every body perseveres in its state of rest, or of uniform motion in a right line, unless it is compelled to change that state by forces impressed thereon. II. The alteration of...
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The Squashed Philosophers

Glyn Lloyd-Hughes - 2005 - 412 pages
...sensible objects. And thence arise certain prejudices. LAW I. AXIOMS, OR LAWS OF MOTION. Every body perseveres in its state of rest, or of uniform motion in a right line, unless it is compelled to change that state by forces impressed thereon. Projectiles persevere...
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A Short Course in General Relativity

James A. Foster, J. David Nightingale - Science - 2010 - 295 pages
...8 Unless one believes in tachyons. 2.6 Newton's laws of motion Newton's first law that "every body perseveres in its state of rest, or of uniform motion in a right [straight] line, unless it is compelled to change that state by forces impressed thereon" clearly has...
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Avian Flight

John J. Videler - Science - 2006 - 292 pages
...text of the first law as it appeared in the first English translation (Motte 1729) reads: 'Every body perseveres in its state of rest or of uniform motion in a right line, unless it is compelled to Box 1.2 Newton's basic laws of motion First An object will remain at...
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