# Newtons 3 Laws of Motion

## 3 terms · This describes Newtons 3 laws in an easier and more understanding way.

### 1st Law of Motion

This means that there is a natural tendency of objects to keep on doing what they're doing. All objects resist changes in their state of motion. In the absence of an unbalanced force, an object in motion will maintain this state of motion.

### 2nd Law of Motion

Acceleration is produced when a force acts on a mass. The greater the mass (of the object being accelerated) the greater the amount of force needed (to accelerate the object).However, the Second Law gives us an exact relationship between force, mass, and acceleration. It can be expressed as a mathematical equation:
FORCE = MASS times ACCELERATION

### 3rd Law of Motion

This means that for every force there is a reaction force that is equal in size, but opposite in direction. That is to say that whenever an object pushes another object it gets pushed back in the opposite direction equally hard.