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written by Marianne Breinig
This site from the University of Tennessee provides an explanation of Newton's third law with text and drawings. Diagrams illustrate the force on an object and the reaction force that the object exerts. The page includes several problems on reaction forces and equilibrium.

This page is part of a web-based introductory physics course at the University of Tennessee.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Motion, Forces, and Energy
- Newton's Third Law
= Action/Reaction
- Informal Education
- High School
- Reference Material
= Article
- Audio/Visual
= Illustration
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image credit: U.S. Air Force; image source; larger image This resource was a Physics To Go feature from May 1, 2012 until May 16, 2012. View the feature here!


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Record Creator: Metadata instance created April 23, 2012 by Ed Lee
Record Updated: Feb 26, 2013 by Lyle Barbato
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June 1, 2010
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AIP Format
M. Breinig, (2003), WWW Document, (http://labman.phys.utk.edu/phys135/modules/m4/3rdLaw.htm).
AJP/PRST-PER
M. Breinig, Newton's 3rd Law (2003), <http://labman.phys.utk.edu/phys135/modules/m4/3rdLaw.htm>.
APA Format
Breinig, M. (2010, June 1). Newton's 3rd Law. Retrieved April 16, 2014, from http://labman.phys.utk.edu/phys135/modules/m4/3rdLaw.htm
Chicago Format
Breinig, Marianne. Newton's 3rd Law. June 1, 2010. http://labman.phys.utk.edu/phys135/modules/m4/3rdLaw.htm (accessed 16 April 2014).
MLA Format
Breinig, Marianne. Newton's 3rd Law. 2003. 1 June 2010. 16 Apr. 2014 <http://labman.phys.utk.edu/phys135/modules/m4/3rdLaw.htm>.
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