The gang is all here! Argyle Street, Hobart. February 2012.
Maybe I posted this on Theme Thursday to get a REACTION. My face is so rarely seen on this here blog that it usually causes a flurry of judgements, whispers and
Yet that little internal conversation set me thinking (understandably) about the third of Newton's laws of motion. You know, the one about how forces occur in pairs. Actio et reactio. "Every action is accompanied by a REACTION of equal magnitude but opposite direction."
So then I wanted to write it down. First, I thought that it looks like this:
Action → REACTION
But then I thought that it might be better expressed like this:
Action ↔ REACTION
That is not right though. Therefore, I thought that it must be.
Action → REACTION ↔ REACTION
However, even that does not seem right. Ultimately, I have settled for:
Action → REACTION ↔ REACTION ↔ REACTION ↔ REACTION ↔ REACTION ↔ REACTION [repeat to infinity]
But I'm still not certain. Are there any physicists out there you can help a brother out?