Carousel in motion. (Click picture for larger view and a dizzy sensation)
"I feel the carousel starting slowlyIf the world were perfectly free of friction, this carousel would adhere to Newton's Three Laws of Motion:
And going faster and faster: desk, papers, books,
Photographs of friends, the window and the trees
Merging in one neutral band that surrounds
Me on all sides, everywhere I look.
~ John Ashbery (b. 1927), U.S. poet, critic. "Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror."
- Lex I: Corpus omne perseverare in statu suo quiescendi vel movendi uniformiter in directum, nisi quatenus a viribus impressis cogitur statum illum mutare.
~ "An object at rest or traveling in uniform motion will remain at rest or traveling in uniform motion unless acted upon by a net force."
- Lex II: Mutationem motus proportionalem esse vi motrici impressae, et fieri secundum lineam rectam qua vis illa imprimitur.
~ The rate of change of momentum of a body is equal to the resultant force acting on the body and is in the same direction.
- Lex III: Actioni contrariam semper et aequalem esse reactionem: sive corporum duorum actiones is se mutuo semper esse aequales et in partes contrarias dirigi.
~ All forces occur in pairs, and these two forces are equal in magnitude and opposite in direction.
Submission for LensDay topic "kinetic".
I found Newton's Laws in Latin, Nyssa. I'm sure you'll tell me if there are any mistakes. Spellcheck should have fun with this.;-)
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