first law of motion


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first law of motion

[′fərst ‚lȯ əv ′mō·shən]
(mechanics)
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Whitehead holds that Newton's First Law of Motion "is the first article of the creed of science.
Newton's First Law of Motion is a law we must understand and live with everyday.
The term we normally use to represent Newton's First Law of Motion is "inertia," which relates to an object's amount of resistance to change in velocity.
Newton's first law of motion states, "Every object in a state of uniform motion tends to remain in that state of motion, unless an external force is applied to it.
Sir Issac Newton's first law of motion comes into play here.
Sir Isaac Newton's First Law of Motion can be rewritten for pitchers: "The velocity of a fastball relates only to the force that the pitcher applies directly toward home plate.
309, remarks that Newton's assumption of antecedents for the first law of motion in the ancients was "an historical impulse which he later overcame.
The question is important because of its relevance to the vexed problem of vacuous laws, such as Newton's first law of motion.
That's because each time the sled stops, a player has to contend with Newton's First Law of Motion, which states that an object at rest has the tendency to remain at rest.
The kids are well-versed in Newton's First Law of Motion.