Newton’s Third Law laid out with a blast

In 60 seconds, USC physics professor demonstrates what Sir Isaac Newton was talking about. Needless to say, don’t try this at home!

August 12, 2016 USC Dornsife staff


We all remember Sir Isaac Newton from science class, right?

For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. So in every interaction, there is a pair of forces acting on the two interacting objects.

Using a skateboard and a fire extinguisher, Professor Nick Warner, an expert in of physics and astronomy at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, explains Newton’s third law to students and bystanders.