Newton’s Third Law of Motion. http://www.sciencewithmrnoon.com/projectarise/physics1st/newtoncradle.swf. Newton’s Third Law of Motion. Whenever one object exerts a force on a second object, the second object exerts an equal and opposite force on the first object. Newton’s Third Law of Motion.
Whenever one object exerts a force on a second object, the second object exerts an equal and opposite force on the first object
For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction
One force is called the action force
The other force is called the reaction force
The action and reaction forces are equal in strength and opposite in direction
Forces always come in pairs
All forces come in pairs. When
you push on the ground (action), the reaction of the ground pushing back on your foot.
It does not matter which force you call
the action or the reaction. The action and reaction forces are interchangeable.
Does a stick of dynamite contain force?
No. Force is not something an object has, it is an interaction between one object an another
A car accelerates along a road. Strictly speaking, what is the force that moves the car?
The road pushes the car along! The rotating tires push back on the road (action) and at the same time the road pushes forward on the tires (reaction)
When a cannonball is shot out of a cannon, the force exerted against the cannon is the same force that drives the cannonball. Why then does the cannonball undergo more acceleration?
How does the space shuttle get into space?
The shuttle's action is to push down on the ground with the force of its powerful engines, and the reaction is that the ground pushes the rocket upwards with an equal force.
An astronaut can move in space by throwing an object in the direction opposite where the astronaut wants to go.
While driving down the road, a firefly strikes the windshield of a bus and SPLAT! This is a clear case of Newton's third law of motion. The firefly hit the bus and the bus hits the firefly. Which of the two forces is greater: the force on the firefly or the force on the bus?