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Is Newton's first Law practical?

 
 
Reply Sat 22 Nov, 2014 05:16 pm
An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.

How can it be applied today?
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maxdancona
 
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Reply Sat 22 Nov, 2014 06:10 pm
@Rickoshay75,
Applied? That is a weird word choice for a physical law. It isn't applied. It impacts every object with mass without having to be applied.


Is this a homework question?

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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sat 22 Nov, 2014 07:03 pm
@Rickoshay75,
Rickoshay75 wrote:

An object at rest stays at rest
and an object in motion stays in motion
with the same speed and in the same direction
unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.

How can it be applied today?
I use THAT one every day!

I got good at it; practice makes perfect.

I do it by remaining in the same place, in front of my computer
and also in front of my TV, for several hours at a time, proving it and re-proving it,
to make sure that he got it right. It seems to be working out OK, so far.





David
Brandon9000
 
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Reply Sat 22 Nov, 2014 07:31 pm
It's neither practical nor impractical. It simply exists. It's not like legal statute.
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maxdancona
 
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Reply Sat 22 Nov, 2014 07:39 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
I hope there is an unbalanced force in your life David. It isn't good to be in front of your computer all of the time.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sat 22 Nov, 2014 07:50 pm
@maxdancona,
maxdancona wrote:
I hope there is an unbalanced force in your life David.
It isn't good to be in front of your computer all of the time.
Thank u.
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raprap
 
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Reply Sun 23 Nov, 2014 01:55 am
Pool.

Rap
maxdancona
 
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Reply Sun 23 Nov, 2014 09:21 am
@raprap,
I was going to ask if you meant a large container filled with water where people frolic, or a felt table where people hit ball with sticks.

But it doesn't matter, the first law is practical in either case.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sun 23 Nov, 2014 09:22 am
@maxdancona,

and both of them
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