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Experimental facts

  • V. I. Arnold
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Part of the Graduate Texts in Mathematics book series (GTM, volume 60)

Abstract

In this chapter we write down the basic experimental facts which lie at the foundation of mechanics: Galileo’s principle of relativity and Newton’s differential equation. We examine constraints on the equation of motion imposed by the relativity principle, and we mention some simple examples.

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. I. Arnold
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  1. 1.Department of Mathematics Steklov Mathematical InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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