Condensed Matter Physics, 2005, vol. 8, No. 1(41), p. 11-13, English

Title: Is classical mechanics based on Newton's laws or Eulers analytical equations?
Authors: H.Iro (Institute for Theoretical Physics, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria)

In an example I illustrate how my picture of physics is enriched due to my frequent conversations with Reinhard Folk. The subject is: Who wrote down the basic equations of motion of classical mechanics for the first time? (To be sure, it was not Newton.)

Key words: history of science, classical mechanics
PACS: 01.65.+g

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