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date: 24 September 2020

inertia 

Source:
A Dictionary of Physics
Author(s):
Richard RennieRichard Rennie, Jonathan LawJonathan Law

The property of matter that causes it to resist any change in its motion. Thus, a body at rest remains at rest unless it is acted upon by an external force and a body in motion continues to move at constant speed in a straight line unless acted upon by an external force. This is a statement of Newton’s first law of motion. The ... ...

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