Conceptual Physics--Chapter 2: Newton's First Law of Motion--Inertia
Conceptual Physics 10th e. by Paul G. Hewitt Summary of Terms, Summary of Formulas, and Terms Within the Textbook
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An influence that tends to accelerate an object; a push or pull; measure in newtons. A vector quantity. State of motion: at rest, or moving in a uniformly line.
The combination of all the forces that act on an object.
An arrow whose length represents the magnitude of a quantity and whose direction represents the direction of the quantity.
A quantity in physics, such as force, that has both magnitude and direction.
A quantity in physics, such as mass, volume, and time, that can be completely specified by its magnitude, and has no direction. Can be added, subtracted, multiplied, and divided like ordinary numbers.
A state wherein no physical changes occur.
For any body in mechanical equilibrium, the vector sum of the forces on it are zero- that is, ∑F=0.
Force that completely balances the weight of an object at rest.
Is the upward force action on a suspended object. (Stretching force).
Is the downward force caused by gravitational pull.
(Normal Force) Upward Force.
Objects at rest.
Objects moving at constant speed in a straight-line path.
Time, Area, Volume
the sum of two or more vectors.
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