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Foundations of Physics

, Volume 6, Issue 5, pp 589–597 | Cite as

The concept of force and the formalization of non-quantum-mechanical theories

  • Nicholas Ionescu-Pallas
  • Liviu Sofonea
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Abstract

The paper deals with the role of the concept of force in different classical mechanical and field theories, pointing out the existence in all cases of a Lorentz-type expression for force. In the case of the classical theory of the gravitational field we obtain the same Lorentz-type expression.

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Field Theory Classical Theory Gravitational Field 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nicholas Ionescu-Pallas
    • 1
  • Liviu Sofonea
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Atomic PhysicsBucharestRomania
  2. 2.University of BrasovBrasovRomania

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