Newton's 3 Laws Of Motion

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Newton’s 3 Laws of Motion are some of the most important scientific discoveries of all time. No matter where you are or what you are doing, you can always see them. Whether you are scuba diving or free falling, these Laws apply to you and could help you get a better understanding of most things. One place where you can see Newton’s 3 Laws of Motion in action is the basketball court. Newton’s 1st Law of Motion states an object at rest will stay at rest, and an object in motion will stay in motion until acted on by an outside force. This can be seen on the basketball court when you are being guarded. When being guarded the best way to get your man off of you is by quickly changing direction and speed. The defender does not know when you are going to slow down or speed up, so they can’t stay in front of you. This is because of Newton’s 1st Law of Motion. When guarding you, the defender is in motion, and as the law states; objects in motion want to stay in motion. If your defender is chasing you, and you stop suddenly, then they will continue to move. The want to stay in motion and cannot change very easily.
This can be seen in the photos above when Michael Jordan starts to go in one direction, the quickly stops. His defender keeps going, leaving him open for a jump shot. In conclusion, Newton’s 1st …show more content…

This can be seen on the basketball court when the players are dribbling the ball. Newton’s 3rd law tells us that every action has an opposite reaction. When the ball hits the floor, after the player has pushed it down, this is an action. When the ball hits the floor it exerts all the force it was carrying onto it. The opposite reaction to this, is the floor exerting the same amount of force back onto the ball. This then causes the ball to bounce upwards. This law shows us that the more force you apply, the more force the floor will give back; meaning the ball will bounce

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