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Q & A: life and Newton's First Law

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Most recent answer: 04/04/2013
Q:
"Every body preserves it's state of rest or uniform motion unless it is acted upon by an external force" I am wondering how does Newton's first law of motion applies to living beings, from external force context.
- Pradeep (age 44)
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
A:
All objects obey Newton's First Law. When a living thing accelerates, it's because it is acted upon by a force from something else. For example, when you start to run, a friction force from the ground acts on you.

Mike W.

(published on 04/04/2013)

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