On the Conversion of Heat Into Work: A Practical Handbook on Heat-engines

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Whittaker & Company, 1887 - Heat engineering - 252 pages
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Page 3 - Change of motion is proportional to the impressed force and takes place in the direction of the straight line in which the force acts.
Page 2 - Every body continues in its state of rest or of uniform motion in a straight line, except in so far as it may be compelled by impressed forces to change that state.
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