If action and reaction forces are equal and opposite, then why do they result in change in momentum of the body?

Asked by Topperlearning User | 4th Jun, 2014, 01:23: PM

Expert Answer:

Action and reaction forces are indeed equal and opposite, but they act on two different bodies. Hence, they do not cancel each other.

Therefore, they result in a change in momentum in the respective bodies.

Answered by  | 4th Jun, 2014, 03:23: PM