Everyday Spectacular

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Laws of Motion

What’s that saying about how objects in motion want to remain in motion? Ok, couldn’t remember so I googled it, so as to get my facts straight. Winkipedia tells me that…

– An object that is at rest will stay at rest unless an unbalanced force acts upon it.

 – An object that is in motion will not change its velocity unless an unbalanced force acts upon it.

Let’s really break this down for a minute. Let’s hypothetically say that if I were standing at the top of my tall, slick hardwood stairs, I would remain there until I made the choice to descend. That would be point #1. Then as I made the choice to descend, calling upon all of the unbalanced forces within me, I instead begin to slide quite ungracefully, quite clunkily, down said stairs, it follows that I will not stop until I am finally able to wildly grab hold of the handrail which in now about two feet above me. That would be point #2.

So (hypothetically still, of course), I’ve just proven that Newton was a genius and that I am a klutz.

I think Newton also said something about how hard it is to get an object at rest to be in motion…I think he’s right on this account as well. I would imagine that if this story were true :), it would have been quite impossible to pull my sore, aching body out of bed this morning.

And that, class, is your science lesson for the day.

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6 thoughts on “Laws of Motion

  1. Let’s just leave the cruise remarks well enough alone, okay??! 🙂 Suffice it to say you guys need to put your feet up! Sheesh … I do hope you’re okay … not good, my dear, not good 🙂

  2. me2wheels@msn.com on said:

    Ouch! Another “Newtonism” should be: “the older you get the harder you fall and the longer it takes to recover.” Hope you are feeling better.

  3. Oh no! I don’t even have a witty comment to write. You (and PJ) sound like you need a few days to recover. Perhaps on a cruise. xo

    • everydayspectacular on said:

      yes, we were quite a pair last night, both of us hobbling around…and, yes, we actually have a cruise booked for November! 🙂

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