Can you physically touch a person without that person touching you with the same amount of force?
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ANSWER: No, you can’t. Because the moment you touch a person, you have applied some force on him/her. By Newton’s law which is a well tested law, at the same time his/her body will apply a force of exactly same amount but in the opposite direction on you. So, when you touch a person, that person’s body also touches you and applies the same amount of force on you which you have applied on him/her. That’s how Newton’s 3rd law works.
Textbook: Conceptual Physics
Author: Paul G. Hewitt
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