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" The vis insita, or innate force of matter, is a power of resisting, by which every body, as much as in it lies, continues in its present state, whether it be of rest, or of moving uniformly forwards in a right line. "
The Origin and Economy of Energy in the Universe ... - Page 89
by Israel Kaufman - 1903 - 422 pages
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A Dissertation on the Philosophy of Aristotle: In Four Books ...

Thomas Taylor - 1812 - 577 pages
...false. One of the definitions, therefore, which form the basis of his philosophy, is the following: "The vis insita, or innate force of matter, is a -power...resisting, by which every body, as much as in it lies, endeavours to perserve in its present state, whether it be of rest, or moving imiformly forward in...
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Pantologia. A new (cabinet) cyclopædia, by J.M. Good, O. Gregory ..., Volume 8

John Mason Good - 1819
...therefore in a body double in quantity, with equal velocity, the motion is double, &c. 3. The vis insiU, or innate force of matter, is a power of resisting, by which every body, as much u in it lies, endeavours to persevere in its present state, whether it be of rest, or moving uniformly...
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A Philosophical and Mathematical Dictionary: Containing an ..., Volume 2

Charles Hutton - Science - 1815
...double in quantity, with equal velocity, the Motion is double, &c. — 3. The Vis ínsita, Vis Inertia?, or innate force of matter, is a power of resisting, by which every body, as much as in it lies, endeavours to persevere in its present state, whether it be of rest, or moving uniformly forward in...
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The Vocabulary of Philosophy, Mental, Moral, and Metaphysical: With ...

William Fleming - Philosophy - 1860 - 662 pages
...Leibnitz maintained that matter manifests force in maintaining its state of rest. " The vis iiisita, or innate force of matter, is a power of resisting by which every body, as much as in it lies, endeavours to persevere in its present state, whether it be of rest or of moving uniformly forward...
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Beeton's Dictionary of universal information; comprising a complete summary ...

Samuel Orchart Beeton - 1861
...termed it <ru inertia. "The ni» ínsita (oi» inertia) t or innate force of matter," says Newton, "is a power of resisting by which every body, as much as in it lies, endeavours to persevere in its present state, whether it be of rest or of moving uniformly forward...
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Theory of Existence: Pt. I. Devoted to the Enunciation of the Laws ..., Part 1

Elias Dexter - Force and energy - 1869 - 155 pages
...would have them understood. The third of the said eight definitions is as follows : " The Vis Infita, or Innate Force of Matter, is a power of resisting, by which every body, as much as in it lies, endeavors to persevere in Us present stale, whether it be of rest, or of moving uniformly forward in...
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Primer First (-Fourth, Sixth) reader

Public school series - 1874
...motion to be given or arrested. Sir Isaac Newton calls it "the innate," or inborn "force of matter — a power of resisting, by which every body, as much as in it lies, endeavours to persevere in its present state, whether it be of rest, or of moving uniformly forward...
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A Vocabulary of the Philosophical Sciences: Including the Vocabulary of ...

Charles Porterfield Krauth - Philosophy - 1878 - 1044 pages
...inertia. Leibnitz maintained that matter manifests force in maintaining its state of rest. " The via insita, or innate force of matter, is a power of resisting by which every body, as much as in it lies, endearours to persevere in its present state, whether it be of rest or of moving uniformly forward...
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A vocabulary of the philosophical Sciences

Charles P. Krauth - 1881
...vis to inertia. Leibnitz maintained that matter manifests force in maintaining its state of rest. " The vis insita, or innate force of matter, is a power...resisting by which every body, as much as in it lies, endeavours to persevere in its present state, whether it be of rest or of moving uniformly forward...
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Uniplanar Kinematics of Solids and Fluids: With Applications to the ...

George Minchin Minchin - Kinematics - 1882 - 266 pages
...another name. It is spoken of as above by Newton (Principia, Definition iii, Book i). Newton says : ' The vis insita, or innate force of matter, is a power...resisting by which every body, as much as in it lies, endeavours to persevere in its present state, whether it be of rest or of moving uniformly forward...
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