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Why is it that we suddenly get thrusted backwards? Or is this not so?
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« Reply #1 on: 03/09/2007 13:43:11 »
"For every action there is an equal and opposite re-action". That's 1 of Newton's laws - but don't ask me which.

What it means is that if a force is applied in 1 direction, there is an equal force in the opposite direction. So, when the water shoots out of the nozzle of the hose, the nozzle is pushed back with equal force.

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« Reply #2 on: 03/09/2007 13:44:48 »
So what if I'm walking forwards..?
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« Reply #3 on: 03/09/2007 13:56:34 »
Your feet are imparting a backward force on the ground  [^]
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« Reply #4 on: 03/09/2007 13:58:30 »
Oh.. [:P]

LOL I just luff your proud face thingy LOL!
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« Reply #5 on: 03/09/2007 14:00:34 »
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