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Why is Newton's First Law is still studied??

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    Newton's law are very important because they tie into almost everything we see in everyday life. These laws tell us exactly how things move or sit still, like why you don't float out of bed or fall through the floor of your house. Newton's laws control how cars work, how water flows, how buildings don't fall down, and basically how everything around us moves. It isn't always obvious how important these laws are, because to use them in complicated situations like getting ready for school, you need to know a lot of things, like the exact shape of your tube of toothpaste, how you squeeze on it, and what the toothpaste is made of. Newton's laws speak very generally all forces, but to use them for any specific problem, you have to actually know all the forces involved, like gravity, friction, and tension. I'll give you a simple example from everyday life, which I chose because it doesn't have too many distracting details. For a car to move, there must be friction between the wheels and the ground. The wheels exert a force on the ground because they are spinning, and the ground exerts a reaction force on the wheels. It is this force which pushes the car forward. So thank Newton's law of action and reaction every time you drive somewhere!

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