• # Revision:Newtons laws of motion

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## 1st Law

• An object will remain in a state of rest or in uniform motion in a straight line unless acted on by an external net force.

## 2nd Law

• The acceleration of a body, acted upon by an external net force, is directly proportional to the force being applied and inversely proportional to the body's mass.
• Force = Mass x Acceleration

This can be mathematically notated as:

If the mass is assumed to be constant, and either the acceleration is an average, or is also constant: .

For A Level maths and physics the following may also be useful:

The rate of change of momentum of a body is equal to the external net force being acted upon it, acting in the direction of the applied force"

## 3rd Law

• If body A exerts a force on body B, body B will simultaneously exert a force of equal magnitude, but opposite direction, on body A

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