F=ma (is over-rated)

Newton’s second
is all they know –
third law beckons
but they wont go
beyond the sum
of forces. Dumb!
Third’s on the test.

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In response to Alex.

And for my students, who never seem to take a hint from “Newton’s third law is my favourite law…”. Perhaps I should set one of Alex’s poems as an exam question: “Identify and explain all references to Newton’s laws. Give your answer as either a sonnet or series of haiku.”

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