A classical mechanics problem by Enchant Slush
Consider a system containing two massive particles P1 and P2 kept at a distance 'd' from each other. Statement: The gravitational force applied by a particle P1 on P2 is equal to the gravitational force applied by P2 on P1Now, consider P1 as an apple hanging on a tree and P2 as our earth. .. The gravitational force F applied by earth on apple attracts the apple towards earth and hence, the apple falls down. But, according to statement, apple also applies a gravitational force F on earth. Then why is the earth not getting attracted to the apple? .