# Explain how Newton's first law of motion can be considered to be a consequence of Newton's second...

## Question:

Explain how Newton's first law of motion can be considered to be a consequence of Newton's second law.

## Newton's First and Second Laws:

Newton's First Law establishes *the stubborn-like* effect of objects in preserving their states, either staying at rest or *wanting* to continue moving in a straight line and at a steady speed indefinitely. If left to themselves e.g. physically isolated, all objects do this. The Second Law explains that any effect i.e. force only accelerates the object in the direction of the effect and such that the force equals the product of the mass and acceleration.

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View this answerNewton's Second law establishes the rule of forces in kinematics: a force *F* causes an acceleration *a* on a mass *m* such that {eq}F = ma
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Chapter 3 / Lesson 6Learn about Sir Isaac Newton's laws of motion. Get an overview of each of Newton's three laws, see how they are related to each other, and get examples of each.