Backward Movement of Discharging Vessel

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This experiment illustrates the law of action and reaction, which asserts that momentum cannot be imparted to any body without equal and opposite momentum being imparted to some other body.


A. Privat Deschanel Elementary Treatise on Natural Philosophy Part I. Mechanics, Hydrostatics, and Pneumatics (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1884) 92


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