Newton's Third Law of Motion

Kaitlin Tucker

Third Law of Motion

His law states that for every action in nature there is an equal and opposite reaction.

How this law occurs in everyday life

Aircraft, the principle of action and reaction is important. It helps explain the general lift from an airfoil. In this problem, the air is deflected downward by the action of the airfoil, and in the reaction the wing is pushed upward. Also a spinning ball, the air is deflected to one side, and the ball reacts by moving in the opposite direction. Another example is a jet engine which produces thrust through action and reaction. The engine produces hot exhaust gases which flow out the back of the engine. In reaction, a thrusting force is produced in the opposite direction.