?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Earlier Spew | More Recent Spew

I Have a Theory...

Well, it's more of a hypothesis, really. Or even a conjecture.

Consider:

Newton's First Law of Motion (also called "Law of Inertia"): Every object in a state of uniform motion tends to remain in that state of motion unless an external force is applied to it.

This is more commonly separated into two statements:
  1. An object at rest tends to stay at rest unless operated upon by an external force.

  2. An object in motion tends to move at the same velocity unless operated upon by an external force.
Think about it. The first one describes teenagers to a T. And the second one is toddlers.

Newton wasn't formulating new laws of physics: he was babysitting!

Discuss.


Atheists Are People, Too  Antispam  

Comments

( 1 hiss — Hiss at me! )
dorsai
Apr. 22nd, 2010 09:58 pm (UTC)
Dorsai's Corollary to Newton's 1.2 Law of Motion:

"An object in motion will move at the fastest possible speed for that object, until operated upon by a wall, piece of furniture, or crack in the sidewalk."
( 1 hiss — Hiss at me! )

Latest Month

April 2017
S M T W T F S
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30      

Page Summary

Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Paulina Bozek