Force chapter 2

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Air resistance

the fluid force experienced by objects falling through air

Balanced forces

equal forces acting on an object in opposite directions

Centripetal force

a force that causes an object to move in a circle

fluid friction

friction that occurs as an object moves through a fluid


a push or pull it exerted on an object

free fall

the motion of falling object when the only force acting is there gravity


the force that one surface exerts on another when the two against each other


the force that pulls an object towards each other


the tendency of an object resist any change in motion

law conservation of momentum

the rule that the total momentum of an object does not change


the amount of matter in one object


the product of an object's mass and velocity

net force

the overall force of an object when all the initial forces acting on an object are added together


the unit and it of measurement that equals the force required to accelerate 1 kg of mass at 1 m/s squared


an object that is thrown

rolling friction

friction that occurs when an object roles over a surface


any object that travels around another object in space

sliding friction

friction that occurs when one solid surfaces slides against another

terminal velocity

the maximum velocity a falling object can achieve

unbalanced forces

nonzero net force which changes an objects motion


force of gravity on an object at the surface of a planet

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