Mj-3 Action and Reaction

Aim

To demonstrate Newton's third law.

Apparatus

  • Linear air track
  • Two air gliders
  • Compressed springs or magnets
  • Cotton and matches

Action and Reaction Action Reaction Diagram

Action Reaction Setup.

Description

Two identical gliders are connected with a piece of cotton. The gliders have compressional springs or like poles of magnets facing each other. Burning the cotton releases the gliders.

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