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Mr. Hubbell 2012 Chapter 5/6 ICP Semester 1 exam Vocab Guide Hsu, Tomas C. "Glossary." Foundations of Physical Science. 3rd ed. New Hampshire: CPO Science, 2009. 631-41. Print.Used to find definitions DISCLAIMER: The source listed above was not used to find all of the definitions. Some definitions were found by using the definition feature of Quizlet®. I do not own any of this information


When two forces equal each other


a unit of force equal to the force that imparts an acceleration of 1 m/sec/sec to a mass of 1 kilogram

Sliding Friction

The friction force that resists the motion of an object moving across a surface


Force of gravity on an object


A force that resists motion


a push or pull, or any action that involves the interaction of objects and has the ability to change motion

Net Force

The sum of all forces acting on an object


The English unit equivalent of 4.48 newtons

Newton's First Law

an object at rest will stay at rest, an object that is moving will stay moving unless disturbed by an unbalanced force


The mass of an object times its velocity

Unbalanced Forces

Forces that result in a net force on an object and can cause changes in motion

Newton's Second Law

When an object is acted on by one or more outside forces, the total force is equal to the mass of the object times the resulting acceleration


the tendency of a body to maintain is state of rest or uniform motion unless acted upon by an external force

Newton's Third Law

For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction

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