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" This appeared to him to cause the difficulty of distinguishing between true (absolute) and apparent (relative) motion. By this he was also impelled to set up the conception of absolute space. By further investigations in this direction — the discussion... "
The science of mechanics: a critical and historical account of its ... - Page 33
by Ernst Mach - 1915 - 106 pages
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The Science of Mechanics: A Critical and Historical Account of Its ...

Ernst Mach - Mechanics - 1915 - 106 pages
...Newton as to whether a given fixed star is at rest only apparently or really (Principia, 1687, p. n). This appeared to him to cause the difficulty of distinguishing...cord and that of the rotating water-bucket (pp. 9, n) — he believed that he could prove an absolute rotation, though he could not prove any absolute...
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Space from Zeno to Einstein: Classic Readings with a Contemporary Commentary

Nick Huggett - Philosophy - 1999 - 274 pages
...see doubts expressed by Newton as to whether a given fixed star is at rest only apparently or really. This appeared to him to cause the difficulty of distinguishing...absolute space. By further investigations in this direction—the discussion of the experiment of the rotating spheres which are l Berkeley and Mach...
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