College Physics (4th Edition)

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 0073512141
ISBN 13: 978-0-07351-214-3

Chapter 2 - Multiple-Choice Questions: 1

Answer

(b) are equal in magnitude and opposite in direction and act on different objects

Work Step by Step

The correct answer is: (b) are equal in magnitude and opposite in direction and act on different objects According to Newton's third law, every force has an equal and opposite force. Suppose that object A exerts a force on object B. The force exerted on object A by object B is the interaction partner of the force exerted on object B by object A. These two forces are equal in magnitude, opposite in direction, and act on different objects.
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