Section: Science

Newton’s laws of motion provides that an object set in motion remains in motion unless a force acts on it. If you suspend a ball from a tree with a piece of string and make it swing, the ball will swing for a while, then slow down and stop.Why does the ball stop swinging?


The ball in motion slows down and stops swinging because the force of friction acts on it. The kinetic energy of the object is converted to heat energy through friction with air.