Please wait...
1800-212-7858 (Toll Free)
9:00am - 8:00pm IST all days


Thanks, You will receive a call shortly.
Customer Support

You are very important to us

For any content/service related issues please contact on this toll free number


Mon to Sat - 11 AM to 8 PM

CBSE - XI Science - Physics

Give the consequences of Newton's second law of motion. (3 marks)

Asked by pksunilnair 3rd March 2017, 5:39 PM
Answered by Expert


Hi Riya!

Newton;s Third Law of Motion states that Every action has an equal (in magnitude) and opposite (in direction) reaction.

The following are its consequences:

  1. Cricket bowling: When the bowler bowls the ball to the batsman, the ball bounces with an intensity equal to the intensity at which the ball was thrown.

  2. Swimming: The speed of the swimmer (in forward direction) is equal to the energy which he applies backward with his/her limbs.

  3. Aircraft take-off or rocket launch : The engine propellers of the aircraft apply the force in the opposite direction to the desired direction of the force. 

Answered by Expert 3rd March 2017, 6:09 PM

Rate this answer

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10

You have rated this answer /10

Report an issue
Your answer has been posted successfully!