Philosophy 167: Class 14 - Part 6 - A Second New Scholium in Fluidis: Problems 4 and 5, and the Moon Test Revisited.

Smith, George E. (George Edwin), 1938-

2014-12-09

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  • Synopsis: Newton discusses motion through a fluid, concluding that the ether that the planets move through has no resistance. He also concludes that the Moon's orbit proves the Earth's centripetal force decreases as the inverse square of distance.

    Opening line: "All right, the other thing that's added, there's a diagram changed in problem five. It's interesting, the diagram changed but ... read more
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