
Definition of Newton's third law
1. Noun. Action and reaction are equal and opposite.
Generic synonyms: Law Of Motion, Newton's Law, Newton's Law Of Motion
Definition of Newton's third law
1. Noun. (physics) Newton's observation that to every action (force applied) there is an equal but opposite reaction (equal force applied in the opposite direction) ¹
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1. Applied Mechanics: A Treatise for the Use of Students who Have Time to Work by John Perry (1907)
"Newton"s third law was quite misunderstood, 480. Newton's great one law of motion
for any, however complex, system of bodies is this: Look upon the rate of ..."
2. The Origin and Evolution of Life: On the Theory of Action, Reaction and by Henry Fairfield Osborn (1917)
"He interprets Newton,s third law of motion as the foundation not only of modern
dynamics in the Newtonian sense but in the most general sense, ..."
3. Electricity and Matter by Joseph John Thomson (1904)
"To take an example, according to Newton,s Third Law of Motion, Action and Reaction
are equal and opposite, so that the momentum in any direction of any ..."
4. Applications of the Calculus to Mechanics by Earle Raymond Hedrick, Oliver Dimon Kellogg (1909)
"We shall make the assumption embodied in Newtons third law of motion, that the
forces exerted by two particles upon each other lie in the line joining them ..."
5. Reinforced Concrete Construction in Theory and Practice: An Elementary by Henry Adams, Ernest Romney Matthews (1911)
"By Newtons third law of motion " Action and reaction are equal," and a bending
moment can only exist when there is a moment of resistance to balance it. ..."