Newton's Three Laws
Introduction to Newton's Three Laws
Newton's Three Laws, named after Sir Isaac Newton, who derived the laws, provide the basis for the study of Dynamics, and describe the fundamental laws of motion. These three laws will serve as a springboard for all other topics concerning dynamics.
Mathematically, the laws can be written as the following:
First Law: If F = 0 then a = 0 and v = constantWe will spend the nest three section of this SparkNote examining the ideas behind Newton's Three Laws, and explaining the derivation of their mathematical formulas.
Second Law: F = ma
Third Law: F AB = - F BA