Rockets and Newtons Third Law

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Why do rockets behave so well in accordance to Newtons third law
 

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Can you be more specific? What do you mean by, "behave so well in accordance"?
 
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There is nothing special about rockets; all physical things behave in equal accordance to Newtons third law. However, rockets were specifically built around that law, so it appears more obvious with them.
 
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Why do rockets behave so well in accordance to Newtons third law
Because Newton's third law is right! Everything, not just rockets, obey Newton's third law.
 
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i think hes asking more about how newtons third law is displayed by a rocket...newtons third law states every action has an equal and opposite reaction...so the the force of the exhaust gas from the rocket helps push the rocket forward. rocket pushes on exhaust gas, exhaust gas pushes on rocket lol.....if thats what u were asking for...???
 

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