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Chapter 11 / Exercise 36
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1.If your weight is force created by gravity on your body, and therefore is the Earth pulling you down, what is the reaction force?2.You are standing on a log in the water at a lake. As you start to walk along the log the log starts to move backwards. As you look to the shore you realizethat you are not actually moving forwards. If you continue to walk like this, however, you will eventually run out of log and end up in the water. Explain this in terms of Newton’s Third Law.3.If you jump off of a ledge and accelerate toward the Earth the Earth willaccelerate toward you at the same time due to Newton’s Third Law. Why don’t wesee the Earth move in this situation?4.There is nothing in outer space for rocket exhaust gasses to push against. How then can a rocket accelerate in outer space?
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5.A friend is arguing Newton’s Third Law with you. He states that when a bullet fires from a gun there must be an equal and opposite force backward on the bullet and that those forces would cancel each other out. Therefore, he says, there is no way a bullet would be able to move and that means Newton’s Third Law doesn’t work. How would you enlighten your confused friend?6.No matter how hard a horse pulls on a cart, the cart must pull back with exactly the same force according to Newton’s Third Law. How can a cart pull a horse? (For this question assume the horse and cart are on level ground.)7.A bug splatters on a fast-moving car's windshield. Is the force on the car fromthe bug the same as the force on the bug from the car? Explain.

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