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# How does newton 1st law apply to a falling object?

Updated: 9/24/2023 Wiki User

9y ago

It doesn't, since the conditions don't apply. The conditions for Newton's First Law are that there is no net force on an object - there must be no force on the object, or the vector sum of the forces must be zero. Wiki User

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### Which of Newton's Laws explains that it takes an applied force to start any object moving?

yes but exactly as Every object does not change its state which is motion or rest , if the force does not apply on it.

### Does a heavier object have more inertia than a lighter object?

Yes because according to newton 1st law

Newton's 1st Law

### Why must a force be exerted to cause an object to move on a curve path?

Newton's 1st law of motion: an object will continue on its course at the same speed and direction, if the net force acting on the object is zero. Hence, if you don't apply any net force on the object, its direction and speed will not change (it will not move on a curved path). If you want the object to change direction, you need to apply a net force away from the direction of travel (the net force is pointing at a non-zero angle with the direction of travel).

### What law that states that every object maintain constant velocity unless acted on by an unbalanced force?

Newton's 1st law'

### What is the law that states an object at rest remains at rest and an object in motion continues moving in a straight line at a constant speed?

That is Newton's First Law of Motion, or Newton's Law of Inertia. What it means that once an object is moving, its inertia will keep it moving until another force stops it. Also, an object at rest will stay at rest, until a force overcomes its inertia.

### How does newton's first law apply to everyday life?

The first example that came to me was driving. Suppose you're in a car on a flat, level surface, not moving. Will you remain stationary? The answer is yes, of course. In order to move the car, you must apply some force (either by manually pushing it, or by making the engine do the hard work for you). This is the basic principle of Newton's 1st. "An object at rest will remain at rest until another force acts upon it."

### Why can newton's first law of motion can be difficult to see in objects?

Because Newton's 1st law of motion is... An object at rest will stay at rest unless acted on by an ublanced force. An object in motion will stay in motion and the same direction unless acted on by an ublanced force.

### What is the tendency of moving or staying still?

how is the object affected by newton's 1st law? HorseIsle Answer: Inertia

### How does a vehicle stops after applying break with out any external force does it contradicts Newton's 1st law of motion?

The car's tires apply a force against the road, therefore the road applies a force against the car in the opposite direction (Newton's Third Law).

### Will this object move by itself?

No, in Newton's 1st law it states that: An object at rest tends to stay at rest and an object in motion tends to stay in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an outside force. This means that there has to be a unbalanced force (like gravity) to make an object move.

### Can an object in motion if no external forces are acting on it?

yes. external forces ALTER an object's motion... but once it starts moving and has no external forces being applied on it, it will go in a straight line with constant velocity (Newton's 1st Law of Motion)