In newton's 3rd law,does the 2 forces cancel(balance) each other?

Asked by architsrivastava02 | 14th Feb, 2010, 03:02: PM

Expert Answer:

Newton's third law is:

For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.

The statement means that in every interaction, there is a pair of forces acting on the two interacting objects. The size of the forces on the first object equals the size of the force on the second object. The direction of the force on the first object is opposite to the direction of the force on the second object. Forces always come in pairs - equal and opposite action-reaction force pairs.

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Answered by  | 15th Feb, 2010, 09:19: AM

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