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Author Dinu, Ionel
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Physical Process ♦ Quantitative Evaluation ♦ Meaningful Mathematical Theory ♦ Mathematical Method ♦ Nicholaus Copernicus ♦ Gravitational Force ♦ Present Work Endeavor ♦ Physical Interpretation ♦ Qualitative Picture ♦ Huge Effort ♦ Ubiquitous Force ♦ Vast Ocean ♦ Possible Finding Result ♦ First Place ♦ Satisfactory Result ♦ Important Step ♦ Celestial Object ♦ Isaac Newton ♦ Meaningful Theory ♦ Common Occurrence ♦ Unerring Method ♦ Johannes Kepler ♦ Accelerated Motion ♦ Latter Insight
Abstract An object released from hand and falling to ground is such a common occurrence that it is not even perceived as a phenomenon of nature. Nonetheless, the accelerated motion of such an object has all the characteristics of a physical process and at its origin is the most ubiquitous force known in science. The universality of gravitation was demonstrated in the theories of Nicholaus Copernicus, Johannes Kepler and Isaac Newton. The latter’s insight of explaining the movement of celestial objects by the same force that acts near the surface of the Earth and causes the fall of bodies was an important step that greatly expanded our knowledge. Notwithstanding the huge efforts directed towards elucidating the nature of gravitation, no satisfactory results have been attained and no meaningful theory has been proposed so far. It is not quantitative evaluations or mathematical methods that are in want, but a picture that can be comprehended qualitatively in the first place. Only after such a qualitative picture has been found can it be hoped that a meaningful mathematical theory be constructed. The unerring methods of calculus would then make possible finding results whose physical interpretation would point to phenomena possible to occur, giving in the same time the conditions that are needed for them to occur. The present work endeavors to propose such a theory and shows that the gravitational force is essentially Archimedic in nature, acting on all bodies immersed in the vast ocean of aether.
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Publisher Date 2007-01-01