Why does Newton's Third Law actually work?
My father explained to me how rockets work, and he told me Newton's Third Law of motion worked here. I asked him why it works and he didn't answer. I have wasted over a week thinking about this problem, now I am giving up. Can anyone explain why Newton's Third Law works? For reference, Newton's third law: > To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction: or the > mutual actions of two bodies upon each other are always equal, and > directed to contrary parts.