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written by Tom Henderson
This interactive tutorial from The Physics Classroom offers a detailed exploration of Newton's Third Law of Motion. The two-part resource also provides an in-depth look at action-reaction force pairs, with illustrations and example exercises. Links are provided to tutorials on Newton's other laws of motion.
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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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