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Would you agree

  1. Apr 13, 2004 #1
    No object can ever accelerate, for each of the forces acting on it is balanced by the corresponding reaction force.
     
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  3. Apr 13, 2004 #2

    Doc Al

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    No. Action/reaction forces act on different bodies.
     
  4. Apr 13, 2004 #3
    I don't understand what you mean. Could you give me an example.
     
  5. Apr 13, 2004 #4

    HallsofIvy

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    If a person standing on iceskates on slick ice throws a ball, the force is on the ball (which goes forward) while the reaction force is on the person (who slides backwards).
     
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