Limitations of Newton's Laws


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What are Newton's laws of motion?

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1. Which of Newton's laws says that a force has an equal but opposite counter-force?

2. In which of the following circumstances does Newton's 2nd law not work properly?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Check your knowledge of Newton's laws of motion, a fundamental physics topic, with this worksheet and interactive quiz. Practice questions in this quiz ask about the limitations and subject matter of Newton's laws of motion.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students will be quizzed on the following:

  • Definition of Newton's laws of motion
  • Newton's law that says a force has an equal and opposite counter-force
  • Relativity and the speed of light
  • Limitations of Newton's second law
  • Law or theory dealing with constant speed and force

Skills Practiced

These assessments give you a chance to demonstrate your ability in:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about relativity and light in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding situations where Newton's laws do not apply and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Newton's laws of motion
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about equal and opposite forces

Additional Learning

Be sure to review the associated lesson entitled Limitations of Newton's Laws to keep learning about this physics topic. Objectives of this lesson include:

  • Know each of Newton's laws of motion
  • Represent Newton's laws mathematically through equations
  • Understand how to apply Newton's laws of motion to physical objects
  • Differentiate between Newton's laws and Einstein's theory of relativity