A Leaf Falling From a Tree#

A leaf falling from a tree has a weight \(\vec{W}\). What is the equal and opposite Newton’s third law action/reaction partner of this force?

Part 1#

Answer Section#

  • The drag force on the leaf

  • The normal force of the ground acting on the leaf

  • The drag force of the leaf acting on the air

  • The force of gravity of the leaf pulling upward on the Earth

  • The terminal velocity of the leaf.


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