Identifying Action and Reaction Force Pairs


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Which statement is NOT true about action and reaction forces?

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1. When a cannon fires a cannonball there is an interaction between the two objects, so there are action and reaction forces. The cannon recoils only slightly as it shoots out the cannonball, but the cannonball goes flying through the air. Why is the acceleration greater on the cannonball?

2. What does it mean to say that mass and acceleration are inversely proportional?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo can help you quickly assess your understanding of reaction and action forces. Topics you will be quizzed on include mass and acceleration.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Newton's third law of motion
  • Acceleration
  • Mass
  • Action equaling reaction

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding acceleration
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Newton's third law of motion
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on action and reaction forces

Additional Learning

You should read the lesson called Identifying Action and Reaction Force Pairs so that you can investigate this topic further. The lesson will help you:

  • Examine important concepts from Newton's third law of motion
  • Learn about Newton's second law of motion
  • Identify action and reaction
  • Find the relationship between reaction and action
  • Describe the effect of forces