Newton 's Three Laws Of Motion

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Newton’s Three Laws of Motion Timmo Wooldridge 11/18/2015 Sir Isaac Newton’s laws of motion are three physical laws that made the foundation for modern mechanics. They describe the relationship between the body and the forces upon it, and it’s response to the motion. Sir Isaac Newton was one of the greatest scientists and mathematicians that ever lived, born in England on December 25, 1643, the same year that Galileo died. He went to Trinity college in Cambridge. While he was in college, Newton had new ideas about motion, which he called Newton’s three laws of motion. He also had ideas about gravity, the diffraction of light, and forces. His ideas were so great that in 1705, Queen Anne knighted him. What Newton’s three laws of motion, and what did they do? Newton’s laws made the foundation for modern science and changed the world. Newton 's first law of motion states that “An object at rest will remain at rest unless acted on by an unbalanced force. An object in motion continues in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.” ( "Newton 's 3 Laws of Motion") This means that objects that are already moving tend to stay moving. If there is an unbalanced force than it will affect the motion. There are two parts to this statement. One that predicts what the behavior of stationary objects will be, and the other part that predicts the behavior of moving objects.” The way of all objects can be described by saying that
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