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Newton's 1st and 2nd Law
Updated: 3/25/2020
Newton's 1st and 2nd Law
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  • Mom, why do coconuts stay on the tree until they ripe or a strong wind blows them down?
  • The reason why this happens is because of Newton's first law: the law of inertia.
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  • The law of inertia basically says that if nothing is happening to you, and nothing does happen, you won't go anywhere, and if you're going in a specific direction, unless something happens to you, you will always go in that direction.
  • What is the law of inertia?
  • Right now, nothing is happening to that coconut on the coconut tree, so it's not moving.
  • I don't understand, can you give me an example?
  • Okay, then what?
  • Now, if I were to hit that coconut with enough strength, it'll fall to the ground.
  • Now, it'll continue to roll in the same direction until something happens.
  • For example, if I stop it with my hand, it won't continue to move anymore. Do you get it?
  • I understand now, thank you.
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