Sir Isaac Newton was one of the greatest scientists and mathematicians who ever lived. In the late 1600s, he discovered the three basic laws of motion.
Newton's three laws of motion are as follows:
Law 1: An object at rest will remain at rest, and an object that is moving at a constant velocity will continue moving at a constant velocity unless acted upon by unbalanced force.
Law 2: The acceleration of an object depends on the mass of the object and the amount of force applied.
Law 3: Forces act in equal and opposite pairs.
Within this resource, you will learn more about Newton's first law and real-world applications of this law.