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ERIC Number: EJ016321
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Publication Date: 1970
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Definitions, Experiments, and the Laws of Motion
Rothman, Milton A.
Phys Teacher, 8, 1, 16-21, 70 Jan
Using the Newtonian relationship F equal MA, the author discusses three interpretations of the equation: (1) the engineering approach, (2) the Machian "field approach, and (3) the Newtonian approach as used by Arons. Contends that there are three types of definitions: conceptual, behavioral, and operational. Author illustrates these definition types as he discusses force, mass, and momentum. (RR)
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