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* =constant

Second Law: *F* = *ma*

Third Law: *F*_{AB} = - *F*_{BA}

We 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.