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Technically, experiments involving magnetic interactions are not really "mechanical experiments". But this is not the main issue. Right after the OP quote there is a stipulation, "it is understood that the apparatuses they use for these experiments move with them". Although it might seem that the apparatus, the compass, is moving along with the person on the ...


Physics is an observational science. It measures and observes the way nature behaves, and ever since Newton, models these measurements and observations with mathematics. Mathematics is a discipline where one starts with axioms uses logic and arrives to theorems and expressions that can be proven using the axioms and other theorems. One ends a proof in ...

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