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1

What does Newton’s third law state?

Whenever two objects interact, the forces they exert on each other are equal and opposite

2

What are characteristics of action reaction forces?

They act in the opposite direction, at the same magnitude and are the same type of force

3

What are action reaction forces?

A pair of forces acting on two interactive objects

4

What is an equilibrium situation?

Where nothing is moving

5

What is the difference between action reaction forces and balanced forces?

Balanced forces act on the same object and action reaction forces act of different objects

6

What happens to the action and reaction forces in a collision?

The forces are the same size but they don’t necessarily have the same effects of the two objects as they have different masses