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6.6 : Wrap Up

The modern understanding of forces and the relation of forces to motion was worked out by Newton and summarized in what has become known as “Newton's Laws of Motion” In this chapter, we have spent considerable time making sense of Newton’s first and third laws. We have also talked a lot about the construct of net force, \(\sum F. \)

The ideas about force introduced in this chapter will be used extensively in the next two chapters. Don’t forget to come back to this chapter often as you begin dealing with forces when using momentum conservation and Newton’s second law.