Friday, July 07, 2006

Newton's Third Law - Episode 9

How can a rocket engine lift itself off the ground? Push a wall and you will be pushed back. Newton's Third Law of Motion states that every force has an equal force applied in the opposite direction. If air, trapped in a fire extinguisher, is "thrown" backwards by releasing it, Dr. Carlson can be pushed forward by the blast - his very own jet-car!

Science Theater Episode 9: Equal and Opposite Force


Hina Patel said...

Hello Dr. carlson,
I loved one or two videos of yours. Can i have permission to edit your videos (language) and use it to teach school kids in India?