The Problem of Motion

  • Jens M. Knudsen
  • Poul G. Hjorth


In this chapter we will try to summarize some of the ideas and opinions on which Newtonian physics rests. These views have been substantially revised in the 20th century, largely due to the works of Einstein in his special and general theory of relativity.


Reference Frame Centrifugal Force Physical Reality Inertial Frame Material Body 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jens M. Knudsen
    • 1
  • Poul G. Hjorth
    • 2
  1. 1.Orsted LaboratoryNiels Bohr InstituteCopenhagen ODenmark
  2. 2.Mathematical InstituteTechnical University of DenmarkLyngbyDenmark

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