20 terms

Newton's Law of Physics

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force
a push or pull that acts on a object
Inertia
tendency for an object to resist change in its state of motion
friction
force that acts against moving objects
speed
an objects change in position over time
velocity
speed and direction of the moving object
acceleration
change in speed/velocity ( direction)
Newtons first law
An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in the direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force
momentum
the motion of a body and its resistance to slowing down - a ball rolling down hill
potential energy
Energy that is stored and held in readiness
kinetic energy
The energy an object has due to its motion
mass
A measure of the amount of matter in an object
joule
Unit of energy
gravity
A force of attraction between objects that is due to their masses.
gravitational energy
potential energy related to an object's height
pendulum
a hanging mass that swings back and forth when pulled to one side and let go
bob
the mass at the bottom of the pendulum
transform
to change
perpendicular
lines, segments, or rays that form right angles
transfer
to move from one place to another; to move across places
energy
Ability to do work or cause change
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