What is Newton’s Third Law?

Newton's Third Law of Motion is my personal favorite. Why? Because it serves a dual purpose as good life advice. It goes like this. When you apply a force, expect an equal amount of force to be applied back. It also just so happens that Newton's Third Law is also one of the most fun … Continue reading What is Newton’s Third Law?

What is Newton’s 2nd Law of Motion?

Newton’s 2nd Law of Motion is probably the most confusing of the three, at least in how it’s defined. Why? Because it is defined in a few different ways. No matter how you put it, the 2nd law describes the “how” of it all. How are force, mass, and acceleration related? To get a better … Continue reading What is Newton’s 2nd Law of Motion?

What is Net Force?

As we start to explore the world of physics and motion and look at how things interact more closely, we start to see that nothing happens without affecting or being affected by something else. That idea plays nicely into something called Newton's 1st Law, but first, let's talk Net Forces. Net force is what we … Continue reading What is Net Force?

What is Force?

No, not that kind of force. But that would be so cool, wouldn't it?! We're talking about the science kind of force. In Science, a force IS any push or pull between one object and another  The universe is full of them and we have names for just about every kind! The best part? We … Continue reading What is Force?