Regarding action reaction forces

In summary, Newton's Third Law of Motion states that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. This law applies to everyday life in various situations, and it applies to all types of forces. The action and reaction forces in this law can also be different types of forces. Newton's Third Law of Motion ultimately impacts the motion of objects by explaining why they move or accelerate in certain ways.
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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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The electromagnetic force repels the atoms in your hand away from the atoms in the wall.
 

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What is Newton's Third Law of Motion?

Newton's Third Law of Motion states that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. This means that when one object exerts a force on another object, the second object will exert an equal force in the opposite direction on the first object.

How does Newton's Third Law apply to everyday life?

Newton's Third Law can be seen in everyday life in many situations, such as pushing a shopping cart, kicking a ball, or even walking. In each of these actions, a force is exerted on one object, resulting in an equal and opposite force being exerted on the other object.

Does Newton's Third Law apply to all types of forces?

Yes, Newton's Third Law applies to all types of forces, including gravitational, electromagnetic, and frictional forces. In each case, the force exerted by one object will result in an equal and opposite force being exerted by the other object.

Can the action and reaction forces in Newton's Third Law be different types of forces?

Yes, the action and reaction forces in Newton's Third Law can be different types of forces. For example, if a person jumps off of a diving board, the action force is the person pushing down on the diving board, while the reaction force is the diving board pushing back up on the person.

How does Newton's Third Law of Motion impact the motion of objects?

Newton's Third Law of Motion explains why objects move or accelerate in certain ways. The equal and opposite forces result in an overall net force of zero, meaning that the total motion of the objects will be determined by the individual forces acting on them.

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