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What forces are acting on a book sitting on a table? Are action-reaction forces involved in this situation?
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Newton's Third Law of Motion
For every action there is an equal and opposite
(direction) reaction
Reaction
The resistance or opposition to a force, influence, or movement
Action
The bringing about of an alteration by force or through a natural agency
A tennis raquet hits a tennis ball. Why doesn't the raquet swing backwards when the ball hits it? (Shouldn't it swing back because of action-reaction forces?)
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A diver dives off of a raft - what happens to the diver? The raft? How does this relate to Newton's Third Law?
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What action-reaction forces are involved when a rocket engine fires? Why doesn't a rocket need air to push on?

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If two people each standing on a scooter board push off of each other what happens (relate to Newton's Third Law)?

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