The Mechanism of the Universe, and Its Primary Effort-Exerting Powers; The Nature of Forces and the Constitution of Matter with Remarks on the Essence

The Mechanism of the Universe, and Its Primary Effort-Exerting Powers; The Nature of Forces and the Constitution of Matter with Remarks on the Essence

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...motion to the latter in being allowed to attach themselves in the shape of velocity-lineita to these monits, instead of glancing off from them and thereby being turned aside as heretofore (294); and if another hand 50 feet lower was extended in the path of the descending weight, the effect would be very destructive, and very different from what the weight performed on the hand when, the latter was merely exposed to the weight's pressure. 296. But why does the weight when allowed to fall exercise a more crushing effect upon the hand held at a distance below, then when it is permitted simply to press with its resting mass on the same hand? Because if the weight is at rest, i. e. effectually supported by something underneath, the lineits of the centreward rushing cosmolinese that strike the monits of the iron are not allowed to attach themselves to the monits, since each lineit after exerting a certain momentary pressure upon the monit it strikes, is obliged to leave at once by way of glancing off, hence no storing up, and hence no combination of the vivacious Versatile Activity of the monit with the direction-determining lineit can take place, which combination is most efficient and fully entiJltcho the name of vis viva (the same with velocitylineit). 297. The longer the unobstructed descent of a falling body continues, the more velocity-lineits (vis viva) will its monits gather. And the greater the velocity of the falling monit is, the greater will be the number of the velocity-liueits supposed to be possessed by it. 298. As there is no particle.of matter in the universe of which we can assert that it is not under way in a translatory motion of some kind or other, it may well be assumed that every monit in existence is covered more or less with a...show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236675495
  • 9781236675491