Physics
OpenStudy (ars22):

There is no ( ) in time between the action and reaction

OpenStudy (jamesj):

Newton's third law. When sit in a chair, does it take time for the chair to push against you, or do you half fall on the floor before the chair pushes against the force of your weight?

OpenStudy (ars22):

? ? Could you please explain what that means ? ?

OpenStudy (jamesj):

What is Newton's 3rd law?

OpenStudy (ars22):

For every action, there is an equal but opposite reaction

OpenStudy (jamesj):

Right ... as in sitting in a chair

OpenStudy (ars22):

What goes in the parenthesis?

OpenStudy (jamesj):

Now the question is, does that reaction force happen immediately, without delay, or is there a gap between the force and the reaction force?

OpenStudy (ars22):

immediately?

OpenStudy (jamesj):

Yes, there is no gap in time

OpenStudy (jamesj):

if it were not the case that the reaction for was immediate, then very weird things would happen. Like you would fall half way to the floor every time you sit in a chair

OpenStudy (ars22):

thanks