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Russian military leaders have expressed concern about US plans for a national missile defense system. Will defense technology be limited by possibilities for a strategic imbalance? Is this just SDI all over again?

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lunarchick - 06:35pm Mar 26, 2001 EST (#1553 of 1567)

A force is a push or a pull upon an object which results from its interaction with another object. Forces result from interactions! As discussed in Lesson 2, some forces result from contact interactions (normal, frictional, tensional, and applied forces are examples of contact forces) and other forces are the result of action-at-a-distance interactions (gravitational, electrical, and magnetic forces). According to Newton, whenever objects A and B interact with each other, they exert forces upon each other. When you sit in your chair, your body exerts a downward force on the chair and the chair exerts an upward force on your body. There are two forces resulting from this interaction - a force on the chair and a force on your body. These two forces are called action and reaction forces and are the subject of Newton's third law of motion. Formally stated, Newton's third law is:

"For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction."

The statement means that in every interaction, there is a pair of forces acting on the two interacting objects. The size of the forces on the first object equals the size of the force on the second object. The direction of the force on the first object is opposite to the direction of the force on the second object. Forces always come in pairs - equal and opposite action-reaction force pairs.


This law might link in with communications. Middle East: I noted a poem in a link above relating to the death of the boy en route to look at a car with his father.

The cordon placed on Hebron - restricting the movement of 140,000 Palestinians in deference to 5,000 Isrealis who live in that town - has indirectly lead to the sniping and killing of an Isreali child.

Exclusion/Death isn't an answer to moving forward to peace and prosperity.


Improved communications regarding HYPERSONICS air travel may occur by reducing 'drag' .. taking a long haul flight currently 13 hours down to 4 hours.


Distanced far or near,with or without all the world's wonderful science and invention, the human communication systems have to be improved, to enable people even not physically distanced to 'send and receive' clearly, to enjoy growth with peace and prosperity.

lunarchick - 08:35pm Mar 26, 2001 EST (#1554 of 1567)

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