Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Motion: spatial variation of one or more observed or not observed objects in time. Problems arising in connection with attribution or withdrawal of predicates. See also change, temporal identity, process, flux, vectors.
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Feynman, Richard
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Motion I 160
Movement/Feynman: the laws of mechanics for each particle can be summarized in one sentence of three equations:

m(d²x/dt) = Fx, m(d²y/dt²) = Fy, m(d²z/dt²) = Fz. (11.1)

(s) I.e. the forces in the three directions of the dimensions.
This means that there is a possibility of measuring x, y, z along three mutually perpendicular axes and the forces along these directions, so that these laws apply.
Question: where do we put the starting point, from which the measurements must all be conducted?
Perhaps the center of the universe: Feynman: the symmetries show us that we will not find this point. It is not excellent!

R. Feynman
Vom Wesen physikalischer Gesetze München 1993

Fey I
R. Feynman
Vorlesungen über Physik I München 2001

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