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Acceleration & Impetus


Acceleration & Impetus

A preface introduces the topic and briefly mentions Isaac Newton and Madame du Châtelet. Chapter 1 previews the problem. Newton thought that acceleration and momentum (or energy within a moving object was proportional. Leibniz suggested and Châtelet tested the thesis that it varied by the square. Leibniz proved correct in his conjecture. Chapter 2 gives my explanation of why this is the square, rather than the cube, for example, since energy must distribute into a volume or cube function. We use vector planes and the concept of inertia as impetus to explain the geometric square relationship.

  • Author: Edward E. Rochon
  • Published: 2018-09-22 18:25:06
  • Words: 2105
Acceleration & Impetus Acceleration & Impetus