Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Practical Application of Newton's Three Laws of Motion

The world we live in is all about science. Every thing that affects our daily existence can be explained by scientific facts. Its all about force, gravity, cellular activity, motion, etc.

That being said, I thought about Sir Isaac Newton's 3 Laws of Motion and how it applies to the workplace.

So here goes:

The First Law of Motion (The Law of Inertia):
An object at rest will remain at rest unless acted upon by an unbalanced force. An object in motion will remain in motion with the same speed and same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.

The boss in the background is the unbalanced force that will act upon the object at rest.

The Second Law of Motion:
Acceleration is produced when a force acts on a mass. The greater the mass, the greater the amount of force needed to accelerate the object. 
The Second Law can be expressed as a mathematical equation, 
Force = Mass x Acceleration.

The greater the workload, the more effort you put in to get achieve task completion by end of week

The Third Law of Motion:
For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.

Pushing a colleague over their limit will be met with corresponding resistance to follow

Are the other Laws of Science that you can think of that can be applied in your workplace? I would love to hear your stories too.


  1. I would always willing to remember what i've learned in school as it some of them applies in our daily life.

  2. I agree with you. That's why as a mom I prefer to teach my daughter practical things in life than structural.

  3. I see your point! thanks for sharing...I love the second image!

  4. haha, love them all, love this post Ai, very funny, and true!!

  5. This post reminds me of my days learning science, luv them. You did a great job applying it on a work scenario

  6. the third law of motion! I can remmeber everything from school welll, i always remembers it as my husband is a professor. x0~ www.tauyanm.com

  7. Number two law causes breakdown sometime when a person can't handle all the loads at work.

  8. Reading this post reminds me those days when we were studying science in school. Now we can apply it in our daily life, lol!

  9. This reminds me so much of my science teacher back in high school. I'm so focused when it is her who teach us. Good ol' days! ♥

  10. How clever! Never have thought of this! How I so hated Science but Science has always been intertwined in our daily lives so I think there'd be no way I can get away with it. LOL!

  11. If our high school profs could just think of the pictures you have posted, it would've been so much fun learning science! :D

  12. Oh Science how do I love thee! (not really, Science was forced in on me because of Mom's desrie to have a Doc in the family).


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