Reference Index

Reference Index Abbé Catalan [21] Archimedes [1] Aristotle [1], [7], [13], [16] Bellerophon [pref] Bernoulli, Johann I…

Chapter 21. Of the Force of Bodies

Chapter 21 entitled “Of the Force of Bodies” is not about force in the modern sense, but about living force and its conservation, i.e.,…

Chapter 16. Of Newtonian Attraction

Newton’s law of universal gravitation describes all the phenomena that were explained in the three preceding chapters. However, what is gravity? Gravity is the…

Chapter 13. Of Heaviness

We call “pesanteur” (heaviness; gravity) the force by which every body being left to itself falls toward the surface (center) of the earth. The…

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