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Newton's Third Law

Determine the relationship between forces forming an action-reaction pair as defined in Newton's Third Law. Two Force Sensors are used to measure the paired forces in a rubber band tug-of-war and the paired forces in a collision of two carts.


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18_Newtons_3rd_tug.jpg 127.92 KB
18_Newton_s_3rd_with_carts.jpg 274.94 KB
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18_Newtons_3rd_Law.pdf 351.85 KB

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Newton's Third Law