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Newtonian physics
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physics
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general relativity
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special relativity
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history of science
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philosophy of science
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change
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discrete vs. continuous
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infinity and infinitesimal
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atoms and molecules

#### Reference

Leibniz, G.W., "Specimen dynamicum: An essay in dynamics, ...", Acta Eruditorum, April 1695, only [1-34] published. Google

#### Other Reference

p. 153-179 in Leibniz, G.W., Philosophical Texts, translated by Francks, R., Woolhouse, R.S., Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998

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 158 ;;Quote: dead force is an urge to motion; e.g., centrifugal force, gravity, centripetal force, a stretched elastic; potential energy 158+;;Quote: potential energy (dead force) is elementary to kinetic energy (living force) 158+;;Quote: living force is accompanied by motion; kinetic energy 165 ;;Quote: a body's force is proportional to the product of its size and the square of its speed; the law of gravity 168 ;;Quote: force is real; space, time, and motion are relative, a relationship 168+;;Quote: the laws of motion must preserve the relative nature of motion 169 ;;Quote: in substances, change happens spontaneously and in an orderly way 169+;;Quote: rule of continuity -- no change takes place by leaps and bounds 169+;;Quote: no atoms of maximal hardness; otherwise collisions would cause an instantaneous leap 171 ;;Quote: no special laws for equal bodies or bodies at rest; since rest is vanishingly small motion, and equality is vanishingly small inequality 171+;;Quote: when instances approach each other continually and eventually merge, the consequences or outcomes must do so also; e.g., parabola is an ellipse

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