# Newton's 3rd Law Essay

## Newton's 3rd Law Essay

• Submitted By: uberthefacts
• Date Submitted: 05/15/2013 3:40 PM
• Category: Science
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Argumentative Essay: Newton Now

Every day we witness Newton’s laws being violated within cartoons, movies and in small video clips. It’s very common to see that in media, but in real life…not so much. There are an incredible amount of clips that violate Newton’s laws, take The Rundown for example. The Rundown is a movie that stars Dwayne Johnson and that movie has violated Newton’s laws. There is a scene where The Rock (Dwayne Johnson) decides to pull out two shotguns because a mobster’s son was held trapped. So he pulled out two shotguns and started to fire them, each in one hand without any recoil. Doesn’t seem realistic, now does it?
If you don’t know, the law that is being violated within this clip would be Newton’s third law. Newton’s third law is “For every reaction, there is an equal and opposite reaction” meaning that for every force there is a reaction force that is equal in size, but opposite in direction. Gun recoil is a perfect example of Newton’s third law as well. When a gun is being fired there is a reaction (the gun is shooting a bullet) and there is a reaction (the gun is slightly pushed back). You cannot just simply pull out a gun, pull the trigger and expect no reaction because that wouldn’t be realistic at all. Guns are not like water gun, evidently, guns aren’t toys.
So in the movie The Rocks take two shotguns and put one in each hand. He started to shoot people uncontrollably straight into their chest. His accuracy is incredible, isn’t it? It’s not like he’s shooting a shotgun with one hand and he’s getting no recoil at all…wait, it is like that. He is manipulating Newton’s third law because he shoots and shotgun and there’s no recoil, plus…it’s a shotgun! Shotguns are supposed to have an incredible amount of recoil! There is no logic at all…well, most movies aren’t known for their “logic”. In the movie, it looks like The Rock isn’t moving at all when he shoots the gun. The only time when he moves is when he walks around the area to...