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Single Idea 20968

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / D. Activity of Matter / 7. Conservation Laws]

Full Idea

Newton's Third Law implies the conservation of momentum, because 'action and reaction' are always equal.

Gist of Idea

Newton's Third Law implies the conservation of momentum

Source

report of Isaac Newton (Principia Mathematica [1687]) by David Papineau - Thinking about Consciousness App 3

Book Reference

Papineau,David: 'Thinking about Consciousness' [OUP 2004], p.239