Sir Isaac Newton is perhaps most well-known for his three laws of motion. These three laws of motion are part of the field of physics, a type of science that people don’t often think about in their everyday lives. But Newton’s laws are very important, especially when it comes to the creation and safety of new cars. Newton’s laws of motion deal with how objects move when some sort of force is used on them. Each of these laws must be considered to ensure that cars are made in a manner that they can move efficiently while on the road (the first law), can speed up properly (using the formula in Newton’s Second Law), and are able to stop quickly when the brakes are used (the third law). Without understanding these laws of motion, it would be very hard to create and maintain vehicles.
First Law of Motion
Newton’s First Law (video): Watch this video to learn the basics about Newton’s First Law of Motion.
Newton’s First Law of Motion and Galileo: Although Sir Isaac Newton is most commonly associated with the laws of motion, it was actually Galileo who first came up with the idea of inertia. This fact is discussed here.
First Law: Here, Newton’s First Law is described in detail and a video is featured to help readers understand the basics of the law.
Laws of Motion: The experts at NASA have created this helpful guided tour that explains Newton’s First Law of Motion in relation to rockets and airplanes.
The First Law of Motion: The National Air and Space Museum provides information on Newton’s First Law of Motion here.
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