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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.
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Classical Mechanics
- Newton's Third Law
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Metadata instance created April 23, 2012 by Ed Lee
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### Next Generation Science Standards

#### Disciplinary Core Ideas (K-12)

Forces and Motion (PS2.A)
• For any pair of interacting objects, the force exerted by the first object on the second object is equal in strength to the force that the second object exerts on the first, but in the opposite direction (Newton's third law). (6-8)

### AAAS Benchmark Alignments (2008 Version)

#### 4. The Physical Setting

4F. Motion
• 9-12: 4F/H4. Whenever one thing exerts a force on another, an equal amount of force is exerted back on it.
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M. Breinig, (2003), WWW Document, (http://labman.phys.utk.edu/phys135/modules/m4/3rdLaw.htm).
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Breinig, M. (2010, June 1). University of Tennessee: Newton's 3rd Law Tutorial. Retrieved April 16, 2024, from http://labman.phys.utk.edu/phys135/modules/m4/3rdLaw.htm
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Breinig, Marianne. University of Tennessee: Newton's 3rd Law Tutorial. June 1, 2010. http://labman.phys.utk.edu/phys135/modules/m4/3rdLaw.htm (accessed 16 April 2024).
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