# Does an object need an overall net force applied to it before it can move?

## This is a question related to "statements [that] describe Newton’s first law" (an answer choice)

Jun 28, 2018

An object needs an overall net force applied to it before it can change its state of motion.

#### Explanation:

An object could be moving because of a condition it experienced in the past. It does not need an overall net force to continue to move.

Adding one word to the question would then allow a simple yes as the answer. That question would be:

Does an $\textcolor{b l u e}{\text{un-moving}}$ object need an overall net force applied to it before it can move?

To that question, the answer is yes.

I hope this helps,
Steve