Newton's Third Law

Action and Reaction

What is Newton's Third Law?

Newton's Third Law says that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction
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This picture of a rocket taking off into orbit, illustrates Newtons third law by showing us that in order for the rocket to take off into orbit an explosion occurs under the rocket. Newton's Third Law states that for every action there is an equal but opposite reaction. The explosion under the rocket is the action, and the equal and opposite reaction is the rocket moving into orbit.
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Life Example of Newton's Third Law

This picture of MLB baseball player (Justin Upton) hitting the ball is also an example of Newtons Third Law in effect. Justin uses his bat as the action on the ball. The opposite reaction is the ball bouncing off the ball and going forward toward the outfield wall.
Newton's Third Law of Motion - Science of NFL Football