# Examples Of Newton's Laws Of Motion

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Just How Simple are Newton’s Laws of Motion
By Kevin Carver

It was an Englishman named Isaac Newton who developed the three laws of motion that laid the foundation for classical physics. He published them in a 3 volume work in 1687. In this article we will look at each of the three laws in simple terms and provide evidence supporting the laws together with examples of how each law impacts our daily lives.

Newton 's first law
Newton 's first law states that an object will stay at rest if there is no external force being applied, and that an object will stay in motion with the same speed and direction unless an external force is applied. Lets break the law into two parts. The first part of the law can be tested by placing an object on a table. It will remain still unless an external force is applied for example wind or with your hand. The next part of the law can be tested by sitting in a moving vehicle and witnessing that when suddenly stopping you are launched forward. This is because when you stop your body wants to continue moving in that direction until you are stopped. We see and use Newton’s first law in everyday lives. For example when you are in a car with a glass of water in the cup holder. If you are not moving the water will be at rest but when you start driving the water wants to stay at rest thus causing the water to spill out of the cup. This is also the same when in motion, if you are driving with a glass of water in the cupholder and you come to a sudden