1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data What force am i overcoming when i move an object? break it? 2. Relevant equations 3. The attempt at a solution I don't know if theres a forum for more basic conceptual topics but I'm learning about newtons. I learned the famous for action there is an = and opposite reaction. When I push , lets say my desk, am I simply exerting more force than the desks mass? If I pushed the desk with enough force that it broke, is it still exerting an = and opposite reaction on me?