New Fundaments for Classical Mechanics
Year: 2008 Pages: 12
It is widely known that the principles of classical mechanics as laid down by Isaac Newton have certain difficulties related especially to the physical interpretation of the notions of force and mass. Motivated by the arguments of a recent article showing that gravitation is an Archimedic force in the aether, the present work takes a fresh look at the ideas that constitute the fundaments of Newtonian mechanics. New interpretation of the crucial experiment of free fall of bodies points to the necessity of changing the views accepted today. The most significant conclusion is that classical mechanics, essentially a theory addressing the motion of solid bodies, must have its principles derived from those of fluid mechanics, more specifically from the behavior of the fluid aether.