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Chapter 10-Motion
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distance
the length between starting and ending points
displacement
the distance between starting and ending points and the direction traveled.
speed
the distance an object travels in a unit of time
average speed
the total distance traveled divided by the total time taken to travel the distance
instantaneous speed
the speed of an object at one instant of time
velocity
the speed of an object and the direction of its motion
acceleration
the change in velocity divided by the time it takes for the change to occur
mass
the amount of matter in an object
inertia
the tendency of an object to resist a change in its motion
momentum
a measure of how hard it is to stop the object, depends on the object's mass and velocity
law of conservation of momentum
the total momentum of objects remains constant unless an outside force acts on the group.
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