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Action-Reaction Force

Question asked by John Sutherland on Jun 24, 2009
Latest reply on Jun 25, 2009 by Roland Schwarz
Thanks Ian for drawing our attention to the Dynamic Designer web site.

I have read the brief explanation in the image below but I have seen no tutorial examples to elaborate on the explanation. The surgical shear could certainly use this function because pulling the trigger towards you moves the cutter blade away from you, but if this explanation is there, then it must be buried deep in the hyperlinks where I failed to spot it. Perhaps this is why some people prefer video training; nothing is buried where it can be overlooked.

I Googled "action-reaction" and received a zillion explanations of Newton's third law, but that seems not to relate to objects not touching or otherwise connected.

In the Cosmos context, it seems to me (coming from the world of PID and reverse acting transmitters) feasible to explain the "action-reaction force" as a "reverse acting coupler".

Your clarification will be welcome.