Imagine an astronaut floating in deep space

Imagine an astronaut floating in deep space - In addition,...

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Imagine an astronaut floating in deep space, with only his spacesuit. Is there any way for him to move himself back to earth? No. Since he is in deep space, there is no surrounding matter on which he can exert a force.
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Unformatted text preview: In addition, by Newton's third law, any force he exerts on his own body in an effort to propel himself causes an equal and opposite force. The two forces exactly cancel, and the astronaut cannot move....
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This note was uploaded on 12/03/2011 for the course PHYSICS 010 taught by Professor - during the Fall '09 term at Montgomery.

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