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11th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305952300

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11th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305952300
Textbook Problem

Identify the action-reaction pairs in the following situations: (a) a man takes a step, (b) a snowball hits a girl in the back, (c) a baseball player catches a ball, (d) a gust of wind strikes a window.

(a)

To determine
The action-reaction pairs when a man takes a step.

Explanation

Action refers to the force that is applied to an object. Reaction is the force the object exerts in return. Action and reaction act on two different objects.

When the man takes a step forward, he pushes on the floor...

(b)

To determine
The action-reaction pairs when a snowball hits a girl on her back.

(c)

To determine
The action-reaction pairs when a baseball player catches the ball.

(d)

To determine
The action-reaction pairs when a gust of wind strikes a window.

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