Are Newton's Laws Stand Alone?
by Eva Fooshee
Do Newton's Laws Stand Alone? (not relying on each other)
To prove this, however, you need to be familiar with Newton's Laws, which go as follows:
1) Any object at rest will stay at rest unless acted upon by unbalanced force. The same goes the opposite way, meaning an object in motion will stay in motion (and going the same speed/ direction) unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.
2) force times mass equals acceleration
3) For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction
Newton's Law of Conservation) Energy cannot be created or destroyed.
Okay, now that we have that out of the way your probably wondering how I'm going to prove my claim. Well, if you continue reading I will give you three examples proving my point.
Example One: A Rocket blasting Off
Example 2: A Ball Being Kicked
When a soccer ball gets kicked, and is put into action, it accelerates. This brings us to think of Newton" second law (see at beginning of flyer), which does happen to come into affect. The force used to kick the ball, times the mass of the soccer ball, does, of coarse, give us the acceleration of the soccer ball. But would that be the case if Newton's Law of Conservation didn't exist? I don't think so. Without Newton's Law of Conservation we could assume that any time anything stopped it lost all energy. If this was, in fact, the case then the soccer ball, when kicked, wouldn't have the potential energy to move, and therefore wouldn't.