Newton’s Third Law of Motion is a part of the VCE Specialist Maths topic Mechanics and subtopic Basics of Newtonian Motion. Newton’s Third Law states the following:
- every force that acts on an object has a force that acts with equal magnitude in the opposite direction.
This means that if Object A acts a force on Object B, then a force of the equivalent magnitude and in the opposite direction acts back onto Object A. This law is also known as the law of action and reaction.
More About Newton’s Third Law
This video explains in more detail the action and reaction forces of Newton’s Third Law.
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