Conceptual Physics Chapter 4: Newton's Second Law of Motion
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A push or a pull exerted on an object, measured in newtons.
The resistive force that opposes the motion or attempted motion of an object either past another object with which it is in contact or through a fluid.
The quantity of matter in an object. More specifically, it is the measure of the inertia or sluggishness that an object exhibits in response to any effort made to start it, stop it, deflect it, or change in any way its state of motion.
The force upon an object due to gravity.
The fundamental SI unit of mass.
The SI unit of force. One newton (symbol N) is the force that will give an object of mass 1 kg an acceleration of 1 m/s^2.
The quantity of space an object occupies.
Newton's second law
The acceleration of an object is directly proportional to the net force acting on the object, is in the direction of the net force, and is inversely proportional to the mass of the object.
Motion under the influence of gravitational pull only.
The speed at which the acceleration of a falling object terminates because air resistance balances gravitational force.
Terminal speed with direction specified.
The combination of forces acting on an object.
The rate at which velocity changes with time.
A force that must be overcome to move an object at rest.
The force of resistance created by two objects sliding against each other.
The force that resists the movement of a solid object through a fluid (liquid or gas)