6 Best Newton’s first law Examples

Animated teacher explains that Newton's first law examples are so easy

Yes, It is easy.

Look:

According to Newton’s first law, objects will not change their behaviour, unless some kind of external force acts on it.

That’s it.

Now, read the statement of Newton’s 1st law of motion mentioned below.

Newton’s first law of motion states that:

“An object at rest remains at rest and object in motion remains in motion unless an unbalanced force acts on it”

Newton’s first law examples

Don’t worry. (If you have not understood the above statement)

See this, 

According to Newton's first law of motion, An object at rest remains at rest and object in motion remains in motion unless an unbalanced force acts on it.

Let’s understand the above statement and Newton’s first law examples in a practical way. 

(One by One)

#1 Football Player

How Newton’s first law of motion is applied to football?

Simply think, one football is lying on the ground.

Now the question is, how will this football move?

You must have to apply some force on it, right. (The football will not move on its own)

See this, 

Newton's first law example of animated boy with red t shirt playing football says that football will not move unless an unbalanced force acts on it

When this small boy kicks the football, an unbalanced force acts on it.

In short, 

If the football is at rest, it will remain at rest only. (Unless an unbalanced force acts on it)

Now, what happens when this football comes in motion?

This football will remain in motion forever, if no external force acts on it.

Newton's first law example of animated boy with red t shirt playing football says that football will not stop unless an unbalanced force acts on it

When the football strikes with the net, an unbalanced force acts on it.

That’s the reason why the football stopped.

(Football at rest remains at rest and football in motion remains in motion, unless an unbalanced force acts on it)

#2 Astronaut

Do you know how Newton’s first law works in space?

In space, the earth’s gravitational pull is very weak.

So any object can move further continuously without any effort.

See this, 

Newton's first law of motion example of Astronaut and earth in space

Here, the astronaut moving in space will continue moving forever if no unbalanced force acts on it.

This thing shows the presence of Newton’s first law of motion.

(Object will not change its behaviour unless an unbalanced force acts on it)

#3 The box

Let me ask you a question, 

A large box is lying on the floor and you want to move it, then how will it move?

You need to exert some force, right?

(Whether you push or pull the box)

See this,

Newton's first law example of courier brown box shows that box will not move unless an unbalanced force acts on it

In short, 

The box will not change its behaviour, unless an unbalanced force acts on it. 

(Whether the box is simply at rest position or the box is in motion)

This thing indicates the presence of Newton’s first law of motion.

(Object will not change its behaviour, unless an unbalanced force acts on it)

#4 The Book

Have you ever wondered, why the book which is simply lying on the table is not moving on its own?

The reason is simple.

Only because of Newton’s first law of motion, the book is not moving from its original position.

Let’s make it simple.

Newton's first law example of physics book lying on table shows that book is in balanced condition. (According to Newton's first law of motion)

The book will not change its behaviour, because the forces acting on the book are balanced.

The book will remain in rest position only, unless you apply some external force on it.

Also, 

If there is no friction along the level surface, the book will continue moving in the forward direction.

In short, 

The book which is at rest remains at rest, and the book which is in motion remains in motion.

(Unless an unbalanced force acts on it)

Which shows the presence of Newton’s first law of inertia.

#5 A train

You have definitely travelled in the train, right?

Simply think,

In order to start the train, some external force must act on it, right.

In other words, the train will not start on its own unless the train driver starts it.

(Train which is at rest remains at rest only, unless an unbalanced force acts on it)

Same thing happens with the moving train.

See this,

Newton's first law example of a blue animated train moving with extremely high momentum indicates that train will not stop unless an unbalanced force acts on it

Here, the train is moving with extremely high momentum.

Even after the brakes are applied, the train wouldn’t stop immediately.

The train’s speed slowly decreases because of the friction.

This thing shows the presence of Newton’s first law of motion.

(An object at rest remains at rest and object in motion remains in motion unless an unbalanced force acts on it)

#6 The stone

You have definitely seen the stone lying on the ground, right?

But have you questioned yourself, why this stone is not moving on its own?

The reason is simple.

The stone will not move on its own, because the forces acting on the stone are in balanced condition.

Let’s make this simple.

Newton's first law example of large stone lying on green ground shows that stone is in balanced condition. (According to Newton's first law of motion)

Only because of Newton’s first law of motion, the stone is not moving from its original position.

To move this stone, you must have to apply some force on it.

(Whether you pull the stone or push the stone)

In short,

The stone will remain in rest position only, unless you apply some external force on it.

(Objects will not change their behaviour, unless an unbalanced force acts on it)

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Don’t you think it is easy to remember the statement of Newton’s first law of motion?

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If you want to read more about the Newton’s laws, 

You can check here:

Newton’s first law of motion

Newton’s second law of motion
Newton’s second law example
Newton’s second law equation
Definition of newton’s second law

Newton’s third law of motion
Newton’s third law example

Newton’s laws of motion
How many newton’s laws are there

Newton’s law of cooling
Newton’s law of cooling formula

Newton’s law of inertia
Newton’s law of inertia examples

Newton’s universal law of gravitation

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