The Fundamental Axioms of Dynamics

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As Prof. Lodge refers in the letter published in this week's NATURE, p. 101, to my remarks on his paper on the Fundamental Axiom of Dynamics, I shall be obliged if you will allow me to state my views in your columns. Apart from all minor questions it appears to me that the main issue raised by Prof. Lodge is whether the law of the conservation of energy can be proved from the fundamental laws of dynamics and the assumption of contact action.

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RÜCKER, A. The Fundamental Axioms of Dynamics. Nature 48, 126 (1893) doi:10.1038/048126b0

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