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Newtons law

  1. Jun 30, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    A father and his seven year old daughter are facing each other on ice skates. With their hands they push away from each other. Compare the magnitude of the forces they each experience and comment on the acceleration of each of them.

    2. Relevant equations


    3. The attempt at a solution

    Newtons third law??
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  3. Jun 30, 2008 #2

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    Yes, that should help you answer the first part. Consider Newton's 2nd law to answer the second.

    What do those laws state?
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