The Fallacy Regarding Newton’s First Law: Its Non Axiomatic Nature
Luis E. Acevedo Gómez

This paper investigates if Newton’s first law of inertia fulfills the requirements in order to be considered as an axiom of Newtonian mechanics as presented in the Principia. The fact that it does not fulfill its alleged purpose of providing an error-free way of empirically identifying inertial reference frames, its inability to provide additional information apart from that which is already provided by the second law alone and, the fact that it may be deduced from the second law logically disqualifies it as an axiom of Newtonian mechanics.

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