Asked Dec 15, 2019

If you are in a car at rest that gets hit from behind, you can suffer a serious neck injury called whiplash. What does whiplash have to do with newton's first law?


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Step 1

According to Newton's first law, the body of the person is at rest until the external force acts on it.

Step 2

When a car hits the car from behind it makes the car move forward. Suddenly car moves forward.

Step 3

The seat of the car pushes the b...

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