Newton's Laws of Motion

Hayden Carr

Newton's First Law of Motion

  • An object at rest will stay at rest unless acted upon by an unbalanced force. An object in motion continues in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.
  • This law is often called "the law of inertia"

Newton's Second Law of Motion

  • Acceleration is produced when a force acts on its mass. The greater the mass of the object being accelerated, the greater the amount of force needed to accelerate the object.
  • The equation is F=ma
  • F=Force, m=Mass, a=Acceleration

Newton's Third Law of Motion

For every action there is a equal and opposite reaction