Same case of Newton’s third law

Newton's third law states that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. In the case of the monkey climbing up the rope and the car accelerating on the road, both situations involve the application of a force that generates static friction, which in turn helps to accelerate the objects in the opposite direction. Therefore, both scenarios can be seen as examples of Newton's third law in action.
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rudransh verma

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Previously I have posted two threads on
Thread 'Monkey climbing up the rope'
https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/monkey-climbing-up-the-rope.1012065/ and
Thread 'Car's maximum acceleration on a road is proportional to what?'
https://www.physicsforums.com/threa...on-on-a-road-is-proportional-to-what.1011913/
I think both are same cases of Newton’s third law. Both require applications of a force which generates static friction on rope and road and this force helps accelerate the monkey and the car up the rope and down the road. Right?
(Thanks for verifying)
 
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rudransh verma said:
Both require applications of a force which generates static friction on rope and road and this force helps accelerate the monkey and the car up the rope and down the road. Right?
Yes...
 
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1. What is Newton's third law?

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

2. Can you give an example of Newton's third law in action?

Yes, one example is when you push against a wall, the wall pushes back with an equal force. Another example is when you jump off a boat, the boat moves backwards because of the force you exerted by jumping off.

3. How does Newton's third law apply to everyday life?

Newton's third law can be observed in many everyday situations. For example, when you walk, your feet push against the ground and the ground pushes back, propelling you forward. When you ride a bike, the force you apply to the pedals causes the bike to move forward. Even something as simple as throwing a ball involves Newton's third law.

4. Is Newton's third law only applicable to objects on Earth?

No, Newton's third law applies to all objects in the universe, regardless of their location. It is a fundamental law of physics that governs the interactions between all objects, whether they are on Earth or in space.

5. What are the implications of Newton's third law in terms of forces?

The implications of Newton's third law are that forces always occur in pairs and have equal magnitudes but opposite directions. This means that forces can never exist in isolation and that every force has an equal and opposite reaction force. It also means that forces can cancel each other out, resulting in a net force of zero.

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