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Newton's First Law Of Motion

  1. Dec 1, 2003 #1

    Could anyone give me good examples of Newton's First Law of Motion?

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    A car on an icy road meets a turn, and the driver tries to turn it but it continues in a straight line (off the road). Why? The ice reduced the force that the tires could transfer to the body of the car, so it didn't feel the force of the turn and A body in motion will remain in that motion if no force acts on it.
  4. Dec 1, 2003 #3
    If you are looking for something a little more simple. Think about an astronaut pushing himself off the outside of a space shuttle. He will continue to move away from the spacecraft with a constant speed ( zero acceleration ). *** Of course this is ignoring other existing forces such as gravitational force. Hope this helps.
  5. Dec 3, 2003 #4

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    Another one:

    Look at something (anything) that is sitting on a table. Notice how it is not moving. Notice how it continues to not move.
  6. Dec 3, 2003 #5

    Hey, I tried this...... It was really exciting! :wink:
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