law of motion

Definitions of law of motion

n one of three basic laws of classical mechanics

Newton's law, Newton's law of motion
Newton's first law, Newton's first law of motion, first law of motion
a body remains at rest or in motion with a constant velocity unless acted upon by an external force
Newton's second law, Newton's second law of motion, second law of motion
the rate of change of momentum is proportional to the imposed force and goes in the direction of the force
Newton's third law, Newton's third law of motion, law of action and reaction, third law of motion
action and reaction are equal and opposite
Type of:
law, law of nature
a generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature

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