Best Answer

The wind is blowing with so much force that the leaf doesn't have enough strength to withstand it, therefore the wind slows down a little but still retains its forward motion.

Another example is when you punch a brittle wall. If you hit it with enough force it will break and your fist will go through and keep its forward motion, albeit a little slower.

User Avatar

Wiki User

13y ago
This answer is:
User Avatar
More answers
User Avatar

Wiki User

13y ago

there are 3 laws of motion, but i assume you mean action and reaction. I was confused as well, but the force is the same of the wind and the leaf. Because the leaf is so small, its force doesnt compare, but it is equal to the wind.

This answer is:
User Avatar

User Avatar

Wiki User

15y ago

The force of the wind on the leaf interacts with the force of the weight of the leaf and the leaf's wind resistance to move the leaf around erratically.

This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: How would Newtons laws of motion apply to a leaf that is being blown away by the wind?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

Is a floating leaf said to be in motion with respect to a stream?

No. Assuming there are no eddies or crosscurrents, and it is not blown in a different direction by the wind, a leaf in a stream is being moved by the water, and would display little motion with respect to the water, as compared to its motion with respect to things not in the flowing stream.

What is the term for being high?

The term of being high is being blown

How do horses feel loved?

by being blown

Why do hurricanes look like circle?

Due to thermal buoyancy, the winds gradually blown a circular motion, forming a hurricane.

Why a wind blowing past a building causes the window to be blown outward?

Air in motion has a lower pressure than stationary air. Thus the pressure outside the window is lower than inside and the window will be blown outwards.

What is a blown motor?

most often blown meaning supercharged - air being forced into the engine by a belt driven device..look on for a bunch of info. or it could also be referring to an engine that has "blown up" - blown a piston or rod etc.

Can you be knocked over by being shot?

You can be knocked down but not blown backwards.

What stabilizing a plant from being blown away by wind?


Would a chemist be most likely to study a leaf getting blown by the wind?

yes a chemist would study a leaf being blown by the wind

What can be shot blown up and hung without being damaged or killed?

A photograph.

Can dwarf hamsters go deaf because of whistles being blown?


What are the signs of a blown ring seal?

Blue smoke out the tailpipe--lots of it. If its a blown ring seal, then the oil is being "blown" into the air cleaner, burned up and out the exhaust. Also, the engine oil level will be next to nothing.