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Physics Axioms

  1. Sep 25, 2006 #1
    Are basic principles like those of Newton's laws of motion considered as physics axioms on which you expand to physics theorems?

    Where can I find a list of physics axioms?
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  3. Sep 25, 2006 #2


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    Strictly speaking there are no "axioms" in physics. Those are used in logic and mathemathematics. There are some fundamental "laws" of physics that are based on experimentation and observation.
  4. Sep 25, 2006 #3


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    The fundamental laws of classical mechanics at a lower level are Newton's laws. However, to introduce a more formal mathematical approach to classical physics, one may state that the fundamental law is d'Alembert's principle (the differential principle) or Hamilton's principle (the integral principle).
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