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We haven’t talked in class about Newton’s 3rd Law… but we will

June 20, 2012

Below are just some of the student responses to a question about the forces exerted between a bowling ball and a pin compare.

There is a greater force from the ball to the pin than from the pin to the ball. If they were equal forces then the pin wouldn’t fall, and if the pin had a greater force then the ball would go in the opposite direction.

The force exerted on the pin from the ball will be much greater than the force exerted on the ball from the pin, this is because the ball has a greater velocity and mass than the pin, so it would have more force.

I think the force on the pin from the ball will be smaller than on the ball from the pin. Since the pin is sitting at rest and the ball is being thrown down the lane, there has to be more force to get it there.

The bowling balls force will take out the single pin and give some of its force to the pin to fall while the ball will keep moving.

The force from the ball to the pin will be greater from the pin to the ball.

The bowling ball would hit the pin and knock it over. The weight of the ball will push the pin.

The force on the pin from the ball will be much greater than the force exerted on the ball from the bill, because the ball has larger mass and speed.

The force on the pin to the ball is less than the ball on the pin which is why it flew backwards.

Assuming the ball has a bigger mass than the pins then the force exerted on the pin from the ball would be less than the force exerted on the ball from the pin because the ball is moving the pin the pin and therefore forcing the pin more than the pins are forcing the ball.

The force exerted on the pin from the ball will be greater because it has more mass and velocity.

There would be little force exerted from the pin to the ball because it’s at rest. The ball is speeding towards the pin and would exert a greater force on it causing it to fall down.

Since the pin is at rest, the force to the ball should be zero. But the force from the bowling ball is greater than zero because it is moving.

I think that the force exerted on the pin from the ball would be quite a bit more because it is actually moving at a good speed and the pin is sitting still so when the pin is hit then it is thrown back.

The force exerted on pin from ball will be greater than ball from pin because of the masses.

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