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kilogram is a measure of


objects that have zero acceleration

objects moving at constant velocity, at rest, and in mechanical equilibrium

hang from a pair of gym rings and the upward support forces of the rings will always

add up to equal your weight

the two measurements necessary for calculating average speed

distance and time

if a freely falling object were somehow equipped with an odometer to measure the distance it travels, then the amount of distance it travels each succeeding second would be

greater than the second before

an object maintains its state of motion because it has


a force is a vector quantity because it has both

magnitude and direction

a force required to maintain an object at a constant velocity in free space is equal to


a player hits a ball with a bat. the action force is the impact of the bat against the ball. the action to this force is the

force of the ball against the bat

which of the following has the largest momentum relative to earth

the pickup truck speeding along the highway

if you push an object just as far while applying twice the force, you do

twice as much work

what does an object have when moving that it doesn't have when at rest


newton discovered

that gravity is universal

for the astronauts inside the orbiting space shuttle, there is no force of earth's gravity acting on them. this statement is

always false

a rock is thrown upward at 50e with respect to the horizontal. as it rises, its vertical component of velocity


earth satellites are typically more than 100 km high so as to be above the earth's


water pressure is greatest against

all sides of a submerged object

the impulse-momentum relationship and example

impulse is equal to the change in momentum. when a golfer is about to hit the ball, zero force is exerted until contact. when contact arrives, there is an increase in momentum due to the impulse

newton's first law of motion

every object continues in a state of rest or of uniform speed in a straight line unless acted upon by a nonzero force. inertia

newton's second law of motion

the acceleration produced by net force is directly proportional to the net force, is in the same direction as the net force, and is inversely proportional to the mass of the object. force of hand accelerates brick

newton's third law of motion

whenever one object exerts a force on a second object, the second object exerts an equal and opposite force on the first. earth pulls on ball and ball pulls on earth

difference between velocity and acceleration

velocity is speed and direction of the object and acceleration is moving things that undergo variations in motion

the scientist to first introduce the concept of inertia


your weight is

the gravitational attraction between you and the earth

an object is pulled northward with a force of 10 N and southward with a force of 15 N. The magnitude of the net force on the object is

5 N

the two measurements necessary for calculating average speed are

distance and time

if a nonrotating object has no acceleration, then we can say for certain that it is

in mechanical equilibrium

whirl a rock at the end of a string and it follows a circular path. string breaks, the tendency of the rock is to

follow a straight-line path

an object is propelled along a straight-line path by a force. if the net force were doubled, its acceleration would


an object is in free-fall. at one instant, it travels at a speed of 50 m/s. exactly 1s later, its speed is about

60 m/s

an archer shoots an arrow. consider the action force to be the bowstring against the arrow. the reaction to this force is the

arrow's push against the bowstring

a freight train rolls along a track with considerable momentum. if it rolls at the same speed but has twice as much mass, its momentum


the difference between impulse and impact force involves the

time the force acts

a cannon recoils from firing a cannonball. the speed of the cannon's recoil is small because the

cannon has more mass than the ball

if you push for an hour against a stationary wall, you do no work

on the wall

what does an object have when moving that it doesn't have when at rest


if you do work on an object in half the time, your power output is

twice the usual power output

newton discovered

that gravity is universal

if your mass, the mass of the earth, and the mass of everything in the solar system were twice as much as it is now, yet everything stayed the same size, your weight on earth would


a rock is thrown upward at 50 degrees with respect to the horizontal. as it rises, its horizontal component of velocity

remains unchanged

when a chocolate bar is cut in half, its density is


galileo's concept of inertia

the name given to the property by which objects resist which objects resist changes in motion is friction

two quantities necessary for a vector quantity

magnitude and direction

support force is called normal force because

the force acts at right angles to the surface

the direction of friction compares with the velocity of a sliding object because

when you push hard enough on sliding furniture to match the friction, the net force is zero and it slides at constant velocity

is velocity is a vector? is speed?

velocity is a vector and speed is not because constant velocity means constant speed and constant direction. constant speed merely means steady speed. vector quantities specify direction and magnitudes and velocity does this, not speed


distance covered/travel time


change of velocity/time of interval


quantity of matter in an object


the force upon an object due to gravity


equilibrium rule. E "the vector sum of." F stands for forces. vector quantities are equal to zero


the property by which objects resist changes in motion


mass X velocity


mass X speed when direction is not important


change in momentum

law of conservation of momentum

in the absence of an external force, the momentum of a system remains unchanged

elastic collision

when a ball moves and hits another ball and then it stops while the other ball begins to move

inelastic collision

the objects stick together


force X distance


the property of a system that enables it to do work

potential energy

the energy that is stored and held in readiness

gravitational potential energy=

weight X height

kinetic energy

depends on the mass on the object as well as its speed

kinetic energy=

1/2 mass X speed2

work energy theorem

work=change in kinetic energy

law of conservation of energy

energy cannot be created or destroyed; it may be transformed from one form into another, but the total amount of energy never changes


work done/time interval


useful energy output/total energy input

law of universal gravitation

force~ m1m2/d2

universal gravitation constant

f=g m1m2/d2

inverse square law

intensity of an effect from a localized source spreads uniformly throughout the surrounding space and weakens with the inverse square of the distance

inverse square law



any object that is projected and continues in motion by its own inertia




measure of compactness

weight density=




buoyant force

upward force

liquid pressure=

weight density X depth

archimedes' principle

an immersed body is buoyed up by a force equal to the weight of the fluid it displaces

principle of flotation

a floating object displaces a weight of fluid equal to its own weight

boyle's law


atmospheric pressure

weight of air


instrument used to measure the pressure of the atmosphere

pascal's principle

a change in pressure at any point in an enclosed fluid at rest is transmitted undiminished to all points in the fluid

bernoulli's principle

where the speed of a fluid increases, internal pressure in the fluid decreases

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