Unbalanced or Resultant?

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  • An object will remain stationary or continue to move at a steady speed in a straight line unless there is an unbalanced force.
  • An object will remain stationary or continue to move at a steady speed in a straight line unless an unbalanced force acts on it.
  • An object will remain stationary or continue to move at a steady speed in a straight line unless there is a resultant force acting on it.
  • An object will remain stationary or maintain a constant velocity unless there is a resultant force acting on it.
  • The velocity of a body will not change unless there is a resultant force acting on it.

 

All these statements of Newton’s 1st Law are correct; which is best for GCSE teaching? Should we consistently use ‘resultant’ or use ‘unbalanced’ sometimes to emphasise the idea behind it? Should we always break down changing velocity to emphasise that…

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