Newton 's Laws Of Motion

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Patrick Millstone
Mr. Moore
D Block
Honors Physical Science Level 1
18 October 2015
Newton’s Laws of Motion Newton 's three laws of motion play a huge role in our everyday life; from driving down the road and catching a baseball. Newton’s laws help us fully understand gravity, motion, and force in three easy-to-understand laws. Newton’s first law of motion describes that an object in motion will stay in motion unless acted on by an outside force. Newton’s first law can also be called the law of inertia. This is true because inertia is an object resisting a force, until being acted on, and the first law states an object in motion will stay in motion unless acted on by an outside force, hence giving it the nickname, law of inertia. Newton 's first law happens all the time and can also be very simple. An example of Newton’s first law is when a car at a stop sign gets rear ended by another car. This is an example of the first law because the car at the stop sign is at rest, this car will stay at rest, unless acted on by an outside force. The outside force in this example is the car hitting the car, causing it to not be at rest anymore. Another example of the law of inertia is a baseball getting hit by a bat. This is also an example of Newton’s first law because the ball is thrown out of the pitcher’s hand and is in motion. The batter swings the bat and then hits the ball causing it to be acted on by an outside force. If the batter perhaps swings and misses, than the

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