d'Alembert's principle(redirected from Alembert's principle)
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(General Physics) physics the principle that for a moving body the external forces are in equilibrium with the inertial forces; a generalization of Newton's third law of motion
[C18: named after Jean Le Rond d'Alembert (1717–83), French mathematician, physicist, and rationalist philosopher]
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