University Physics with Modern Physics (14th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321973615
ISBN 13: 978-0-32197-361-0

Chapter 13 - Gravitation - Problems - Discussion Questions - Page 424: Q13.1


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The student is mistaken. According to Newton’s third law, the force of the apple on the Earth has the same magnitude as the force of the Earth on the apple. What is true is that the apple, being of much smaller mass, accelerates much more in response to this force, so its motion is much more apparent.
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