Are there limitations to Newton's third law? Why?

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Jul 22, 2015

Answer:

As far as we know, there are no limitations to the Newton's third law.
Each and every force comes with an equal and opposite force acting somewhere in the universe.

Explanation:

This is an exact law of nature.
Every force arises out of interactions between two systems and every interaction results in equal and opposite forces.

A particular troublesome case is the case of an electromagnetic field.
It might appear as if Newton's third law is not satisfied.
In such a case, the energies and momentum carried by the field should be taken in account and thus, such paradoxes can be resolved within the new Newtonian framework.