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B Aristotle on motion

  1. Sep 13, 2016 #1
    Can any budy explain the aristotle's theory of motion : natural motion and violent motion
    Please do not give the wikipedia link , I already read it ,
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  3. Sep 13, 2016 #2
    Most simply nature motion was that motion that occurred without any apparent applied force, a motion that seem to occur by itself, e.g. a falling object, the Suns motion across the sky.. It was the nature of objects to move the way they didi. Violent motion was a motion resulting from an observed force acting on an object.as a push, pull or a striking of an object by another object. ANy non natural motion was a violent motion Even today the term violent refers to a non natural event. The Greek meaning of violent was to overpower quite appropriate for a force.
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