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Updated - December 05, 2014
Question 17: When two objects with
different weights are dropped, why does the
heavy one accelerate at the same rate toward the Earth as the lighter one?
Article XII: Weight - a work in progress.
Question 16: Web discussions of Universal Physics?
Article XI: Reaction Forces - Remodeled to include Newton's quote "That force which opposes itself"
Introduction: The Universal Physics Journal is dedicated to the verification and improvement of Classical Physics as founded by Galileo Galilei and Isaac Newton. The goal is the development of Universal Physics where man's understanding of common everyday events meets with the approval of a logical, impartial, distant, non-accelerating observer. To view the complete mission statement, visit the Introduction page. Begin your own investigation by selecting one of the many articles, questions or events listed below. The Articles are written to be read in the order published.
History: A brief overview of the history of Classical Physics is presented on the History page with emphasis upon the absolute nature of many of the early concepts.
Definitions: Visit the Definitions page to broaden your understanding of such Universal Physics concepts as rest-motion, acceleration/Action, acceleration/Reaction, present time and gravitation.
|Articles: The original and complete articles published in the Universal Physics Journal contain the conceptual core of Universal Physics.|
|Article I: The Reality of Newton's Inertia||Article VII: The Nature of Time.|
|Article II: Discussing the concept of rest-motion.||Article VIII Universal Gravitation - force or forceless?|
|Article III: The Universal Law of Mutual Forces.||Article IX: Galileo Galilei's Law of Constant Acceleration.|
|Article IV: Discovering the acceleration/Reaction support force.||Article X: The Universal Physics Rules for Force & Motion|
|Article V: Questioning the net force theory of acceleration.||Article XI: Reaction Forces.|
|Article VI: Comparing gravitational events with accelerational events.||Article XII: Weight|
|Events: The Events section holds practical applications of the concepts of Universal Physics.|
|Event 1: The Physics of balancing a broom handle.|
|Event 4 The Physics of a tornado.|
|Event 5: The Physics of Earth's tides.|
|Questions: A collection of questions with answers written from a Universal Physics perspective.|
|Question 1: Isaac Newton's LAW I verses the net force theory of acceleration.||Question 9: Why Aristotle's work in Physics has never really gone away.|
|Question 2: A study of the forces present between impacting objects.||Question 10: Analysis of a college pendulum event.|
|Question 3: Focusing in on the forces present for a rotating object, such as Earth.||Question 11: Why do objects initially fall at the same rate of acceleration?|
|Question 4: The equilibrium of internal forces experienced by the A.C.E. satellite.||Question 12: Do Newton's laws hold in accelerating frames of reference?|
|Question 5: The reality of outward-directed centrifugal (a/R) forces.||Question 13: Questioning the bowling-ball-on-a-rubber-sheet event.|
|Question 5 Addendum: Additional thoughts on accelerating frames of reference.||Question 14: Confusing conclusions of an accelerating observer.|
|Question 6: The source of the heat energy emitted from an automobile's brakes.||Question 15: Why does a lightened flywheel improves 1/4 mile times?|
|Question 7: Examining the reality of curved space.||Question 16: Web discussions of Universal Physics?|
|Question 8: The Universal Physics force-based cause of Earth's tides.||Question 17: Two objects, different weights, fall at equal rates of acceleration. Why?|
|Have a question of your own? Ask it at the bottom of the Questions page.|
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Links: On the Links page you will find every off-site link referenced on Universal Physics.org.
Author's Log: New for 2004, log entries at irregular times will afford the reader some additional insight into where next the author's thoughts are focusing.
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The Authority Principle
In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.
Galileo Galilei - 1626
The Acceptance Principle
No concept shall attain acceptance without firm and logical support nor retain that acceptance after the loss of such support.
The Confusion Principle
The more complex and confusing the solution, the less likely it will face proper challenge and the more likely it will one day be proven incorrect.
The Lost-Logic Principle
Once an illogical concept is accepted within a science as true, the science itself becomes illogical. As long as the original illogical concept is retained, it is not possible to restore logic to the science as a whole since future concepts accepted within the science must be equally illogical to remain compatible with the original. Thus logic and progress become forever lost to the science until such time as all illogical concepts, including the original, are correctly identified and set aside.
The Common-Sense Principle
If the repeated professions of others in support of some cause are insufficient in helping you to improve your understanding and thereby upgrade the logic that forms the basis of your common sense, then accept their professions as evidence that is insufficient to affect the advance of their cause beyond the starting-gate status of a theory.
The Homocentric Principle
Man's effort to describe the Universe in terms agreeable with his vision of his own existence as being central to all that exists knows no bounds.
The False-Truth Principle
Acceptance of even one false concept as true, effectively blinds one's mind to recognition and acceptance of a wide range of related concepts that actually are true.
The Advancement Principle
The advancement of physics always involves the destruction of the majority opinion.
Samuel Ting - 2003
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