Newton's Third Law of Motion
11-11-12 By: Caitlyn Maddox
What is Newton's third law?
Born in northeastern England, Issac Newton was an English Physicist and mathematician who lived from 1642-1727. Newton went to school for many years and finally in 1687 Sir Issac Newton published Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica which held the three laws of motion that Newton had discovered.
Newtons third law of motion states that for every action there is and equal and opposite reaction. This means that for the direction of the force acting on the first object, the direction on the second object will be going in the opposite direction. Basically what the law is trying to say is that even if something from the object is pushing something out or down/up the actual object will move opposite directions from that force...
Sir Issac Newton
This is the man who actually discovered the three laws of motion
Riding a skateboard
As you can see the foot is pushing backwards but the force pushes him forward
Examples of the third law of motion...
Bouncing a ball!
Have you ever bounced a ball on the ground? What happens when you drop it?
- Bouncing a basketball on the ground is one of Many examples of Newton's third law. When you dribble it your hand (the force) is pushing it towards the ground but when it hits the ground it bounces right back up!