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Newton's First Law



Newton's First Law can be clearly seen in a fun game that a lot of people might have in their basement, an air hockey table. If you neglect friction, it is pretty clean that once you hit the air hockey puck, it will keep moving until it hits the wall or the other teammate. This is a component of Newton's First Law because it says that an object that is in motion tends to stay in motion unless acted on by an outside force; the outside force, in this case would be the walls of the game. In addition, once the other player stops the puck, it will stay in the same spot, that is if the game is on a completely level surface. This happens because Newton's Law also states that if an object is at rest, it will stay at rest unless acted on by an outside force, like one of the teammates. So, physics doesn't have to be boring. If you start to think about physics and how it works, you can find that physics is even in the most enjoyable activities, but you just aren't thinking about it that way.


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