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branch of astronomy concerned with the application of Newton's laws of motion to the motions of heavenly bodies celestial mechanics
branch of mechanics based on Newton's laws of motion classical mechanics , Newtonian mechanics
(physics) the universal constant relating force to mass and distance in Newton's law of gravitation constant of gravitation , G , gravitational constant , universal gravitational constant
(physics) a force due to the earth's rotation; acts on a body in motion (airplane or projectile) in a rotating reference frame; in a rotating frame of reference Newton's second law of motion can be made to apply if in addition to the real forces acting on Coriolis force
English astronomer who used Newton's laws of motion to predict the period of a comet (1656-1742) Edmond Halley , Edmund Halley , Halley
German philosopher and mathematician who thought of the universe as consisting of independent monads and who devised a system of the calculus independent of Newton (1646-1716) Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnitz , Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz , Leibnitz , Leibniz
coordinate system in which Newton's first law of motion is valid inertial frame , inertial reference frame
follower of Isaac Newton Newtonian
unit of pressure equal to one newton per square meter Pa , pascal
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