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Regarding action reaction forces

  1. Mar 2, 2012 #1
    When I apply a force to a wall and the force applies a contrary force, what is causing the wall to apply this force on my hand on the atomic scale?
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  3. Mar 2, 2012 #2


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    The electromagnetic force repels the atoms in your hand away from the atoms in the wall.
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