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Conceptual Physics
An object in motion
An object at rest
Force is equal to
For every action there is
Stays in motion
Stays at rest
Mass times acceleration
A reaction
An object in motion
Stays in motion
An object at rest
Stays at rest
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Conceptual Physics
Period
Amplitude
Energy
Crest
time for a particle on a medium to make one complete vibratio…
The maximum amount of displacement of a particle on the mediu…
the capacity for doing work
A point on the wave where the displacement of the medium is a…
Period
time for a particle on a medium to make one complete vibratio…
Amplitude
The maximum amount of displacement of a particle on the mediu…
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Conceptual physics
Friction
inertia
newtons first law`
law of inertia`
The force of restricting the relative motion of solid surfaces
resistance of any physical object to any change in its state…
object in motion tends to stay in motion
also known as newtons first law
Friction
The force of restricting the relative motion of solid surfaces
inertia
resistance of any physical object to any change in its state…
22 terms
Conceptual Physics
Compound
Mixture
Elements
Helium
2 or more elements; chemically combined; definite ratio
2 or more substances; physically combined; no definite ratio
atoms of the same kind form elements
Which has a greater number of atoms, a gram of helium or a gr…
Compound
2 or more elements; chemically combined; definite ratio
Mixture
2 or more substances; physically combined; no definite ratio
106 terms
Conceptual Physics
Scientific Method
Galileo Galilei and Francis Bacon
Hypothesis
Fact
Method that is extremely effective in gaining, organizing, an…
They were the ones credited for scientific method.
An educated guess
A close agreement by competent observers who make a series of…
Scientific Method
Method that is extremely effective in gaining, organizing, an…
Galileo Galilei and Francis Bacon
They were the ones credited for scientific method.
38 terms
conceptual physics
acceleration
force
quantitative
control
increase in the rate or speed of something
strength or energy
measuring something, or it being able to be measured
standard of comparison
acceleration
increase in the rate or speed of something
force
strength or energy
Conceptual physics
When yountravel at thespeed if light
Quantitative
Qualitative
Observation
You age slower
A quantity or number
A quality of an object
First step in the scientific method
When yountravel at thespeed if light
You age slower
Quantitative
A quantity or number
34 terms
Conceptual physics
Pendulum
Frequency
Period
Mass
A mass attached to string or wire
# complete cycles in 1 sec. (HZ, 1/sec, /sec)
Time taken for one full swing (s)
Object at the end "bob"
Pendulum
A mass attached to string or wire
Frequency
# complete cycles in 1 sec. (HZ, 1/sec, /sec)
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Physics conceptual
Closed circuit
Generator
Two types of electric charge
Magnitude
Required in order to allow energy flow, consists of a continu…
Provides current to a circuit, work is being done
Positive and negative (equal in magnitude)
Greatness or size in amount
Closed circuit
Required in order to allow energy flow, consists of a continu…
Generator
Provides current to a circuit, work is being done
32 terms
Conceptual Physics
Medium
Mechanical Waves
Electromagnetic Waves
Pulse Wave
Object through which the wave travels through
A wave that requires a medium through which to travel
A wave that doesn't require a medium
a single, nonperiodic disturbance
Medium
Object through which the wave travels through
Mechanical Waves
A wave that requires a medium through which to travel
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conceptual physics
Tangential Speed
Rotational Speed
Rotational Inertia
Torque
Speed of something moving along a circular path
Number of rotations per unit of time
The resistance of an object to changes in its rotational motion
A force that causes rotation
Tangential Speed
Speed of something moving along a circular path
Rotational Speed
Number of rotations per unit of time
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Conceptual Physics
Law of Inertia
Newton's 1st Law
Net Force
Static Equilibrium
The tendance to resist any changes in its motion.
Objects in motion tend to stay at rest and objects at rest te…
Its source may be gravitational, electrical, magnetic or sump…
When an object's net force is zero and the object is at rest.
Law of Inertia
The tendance to resist any changes in its motion.
Newton's 1st Law
Objects in motion tend to stay at rest and objects at rest te…
27 terms
Physics conceptual
Force
Mass
Inertia
Weight
Push or pull usually in newtons
Measure of inertia
Resistance to change in motion
M*g
Force
Push or pull usually in newtons
Mass
Measure of inertia
23 terms
conceptual physics
Difference between hypothesis and theory
scientific method
why is physics the basic science?
fact
there really isn't a difference because the meaning of theory…
an orderly method for gaining, organizing, and applying new k…
its about the basic nature of things. the understanding of sc…
phenomenon about which competent observers who have made a se…
Difference between hypothesis and theory
there really isn't a difference because the meaning of theory…
scientific method
an orderly method for gaining, organizing, and applying new k…
28 terms
Conceptual Physics
vector
scalar
Newtons First Law
Force
quantity with magnitude and direction
quantity with magnitude
anything at motion will stay in motion and anything at rest w…
causes acceleration- changes the motion of an object
vector
quantity with magnitude and direction
scalar
quantity with magnitude
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Conceptual Physics
When resistors are put in parallel wit…
A theory is.......
In a simple parallel circuit.....
In a simple parallel circuit part 2....
smaller than the resistance of any of the resistors.
a synthesis of a large collection of information including we…
voltage across each branch is always the same. Remember the l…
voltage across each branch is the same., current through each…
When resistors are put in parallel wit…
smaller than the resistance of any of the resistors.
A theory is.......
a synthesis of a large collection of information including we…
10 terms
Conceptual Physics
Displacement Formula
Velocity Formula
Speed Formula
Does X affect the Y-axis?
D=ViT+1/2A(T)*2
V=Vi+AT
S=D/T
No
Displacement Formula
D=ViT+1/2A(T)*2
Velocity Formula
V=Vi+AT
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Conceptual physics
The time that has passed since the beg…
When something is falling freely
The rate in which velocity is changing
Speed in one given direction
Elapsed time
Free fall
Acceleration
Velocity
The time that has passed since the beg…
Elapsed time
When something is falling freely
Free fall
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Conceptual physics
A variable that remains unchanged thro…
If the net force acting on a moving ob…
If the x axis of a graph is zero the a…
The slope of a speed versus time graph…
Control Variable
Continue in the same direction with no change of speed
Distance
Acceleration
A variable that remains unchanged thro…
Control Variable
If the net force acting on a moving ob…
Continue in the same direction with no change of speed
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Conceptual physics
Delta v means
An object with _ has changing velocity
What is velocity unit
The slope of a distance time graph equ…
Change in
.acceleration
Meter/second
Velocity
Delta v means
Change in
An object with _ has changing velocity
.acceleration
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Physics Conceptual
Loudness corresponds to amplitude. Pit…
Frequency measured in Hertz describes…
Transverse waves have particles move p…
Waves that do not require a medium to…
Discuss the difference between the loudness and pitch of a so…
Discuss how the frequency and the period of a wave are relate…
Discuss the difference between a transverse and a longitudina…
What is so special about electromagnetic waves?
Loudness corresponds to amplitude. Pit…
Discuss the difference between the loudness and pitch of a so…
Frequency measured in Hertz describes…
Discuss how the frequency and the period of a wave are relate…
Conceptual Physics
Grounding
Triboelectric Series
Insulators
Conductors
connecting something to the earth
(picture) how
materials that do not allow charge to flow easily (glass, pla…
materials that allow charges to flow easily (METALS, iron tin…
Grounding
connecting something to the earth
Triboelectric Series
(picture) how
30 terms
Conceptual Physics Exam
Qualitative Data
Quantitative Data
Accuracy
Precision
Observational data, Data that can be described using more tha…
Data measured with numbers. Ex. Length and Width
data that is measured close to the true value
Consistency in measurement, the closeness of your trials.
Qualitative Data
Observational data, Data that can be described using more tha…
Quantitative Data
Data measured with numbers. Ex. Length and Width
Conceptual Physics
Red
Shortest Wavelength
Why is black a hot color, what are ato…
Why does green paper look black under…
Longest wavelength
Violet
They're moving
No green Rays around
Red
Longest wavelength
Shortest Wavelength
Violet
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Conceptual physics
Frequency
Wavelength
Amplitude
Period
the rate at which a vibration occurs that constitutes a wave,…
the distance between successive crests of a wave, especially…
the maximum extent of a vibration or oscillation, measured fr…
the interval of time between successive occurrences of the sa…
Frequency
the rate at which a vibration occurs that constitutes a wave,…
Wavelength
the distance between successive crests of a wave, especially…
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Conceptual Physics Midterm
Work formula
Work unit
Force formula
Work definition
force x distance
Joule
Mass x acceleration
change in energy
Work formula
force x distance
Work unit
Joule
32 terms
Conceptual physics
D
T
A
>V
Distance
Time
Acceleraction
Total Velocity
D
Distance
T
Time
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conceptual physics chapter 18
density
crystals
weight density
specific gravity
how much matter occupies a gives space
regular geometric shapes that have particles arranged in a re…
amount of weight per unit volume
the ratio of the mass of a substance to the mass of the same…
density
how much matter occupies a gives space
crystals
regular geometric shapes that have particles arranged in a re…
23 terms
Conceptual Physics
Distinguish between force and pressure
What is the relationship between liqui…
Why does the buoyant force act upward…
How does the buoyant force that acts o…
Pressure is force/area
Liquid pressure increases with depth; it increases with density
There is greater pressure against the bottom
Same
Distinguish between force and pressure
Pressure is force/area
What is the relationship between liqui…
Liquid pressure increases with depth; it increases with density
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Physics Conceptual
What is support force equal to?
Is motion relative to other moving obj…
In a perfect physics world friction wo…
What is acceleration?... How do we get ac…
The weight of an object on it
false..Motion is not relative to other moving objects
True
-Change in velocity over time... -also a change in velocity or d…
What is support force equal to?
The weight of an object on it
Is motion relative to other moving obj…
false..Motion is not relative to other moving objects
21 terms
Conceptual Physics Chapter 29
Angle of incidence
Angle of reflection
Critical angle
Diffuse reflection
when a light ray strikes a surface, the angle of incidence is…
the angle between a reflected ray and the normal
the angle of incidence that produces an angle of refraction o…
The reflection of waves in many directions from a rough surface
Angle of incidence
when a light ray strikes a surface, the angle of incidence is…
Angle of reflection
the angle between a reflected ray and the normal
Conceptual Physics
Spectrum
White Light
Pigment
Additive Primary Colors
for sunlight and other light, the spread of colors seen when…
light that is a combination of all colrs
a material that selectively absorbs colored light
red blue and green light, these colors added together produce…
Spectrum
for sunlight and other light, the spread of colors seen when…
White Light
light that is a combination of all colrs
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physics conceptual
What distinction did Aristotle make be…
Why was Copernicus reluctant to publis…
What is the effect of friction on a mo…
The speed of a ball increases as it ro…
Natural motion is straight up or down, while violent motion i…
He feared persecution.
It slows motion.
No change ( neglecting drag).
What distinction did Aristotle make be…
Natural motion is straight up or down, while violent motion i…
Why was Copernicus reluctant to publis…
He feared persecution.
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Conceptual Physics
Light takes the path from one point to…
When light meets a polished reflecting…
Your reflected image in a plane is as…
To see your full-height image in a wal…
Quickest
It partly reflects
Your distance from the mirror
Half your height
Light takes the path from one point to…
Quickest
When light meets a polished reflecting…
It partly reflects
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Physics Conceptual
If you double the radius of a circle,…
Two children, Joan and Mike, start at…
You plot velocity vs. time. What quant…
A leopard starts from rest at t=0 and…
4
Joan has run a greater distance, but her displacement is less…
Acceleration
three times the distance covered during the first second.
If you double the radius of a circle,…
4
Two children, Joan and Mike, start at…
Joan has run a greater distance, but her displacement is less…
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Conceptual Physics: Work and Power
Work
Two things present whenever work is in…
Reminder of "Work" definition in Physi…
Power
The product of the force and the distance moved by the force:…
1. application of a force... 2. the movement of something by tha…
The word work, in common usage, means physical or mental ex…
Power is the time rate of work over a period of time:... P=w/t (…
Work
The product of the force and the distance moved by the force:…
Two things present whenever work is in…
1. application of a force... 2. the movement of something by tha…
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Physics Conceptual
1) The time for one cycle of a periodi…
2) For a periodic process, the number…
3) For vibrational motion, the maximum…
4) A mass on a spring undergoes SHM. W…
D
C
A
C
1) The time for one cycle of a periodi…
D
2) For a periodic process, the number…
C
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Conceptual Physics
Gamma Rays
Radio Waves
Order of the electromagnetic spectrum…
Colors of visible light in order (long…
Region with highest frequency
Region with the largest wavelength
-Radio Waves... -Micro Waves... -Infrared Waves... -Visible Light... -UV…
-Red... -Orange... -Yellow... -Green... -Blue... -Indigo... -Violet
Gamma Rays
Region with highest frequency
Radio Waves
Region with the largest wavelength
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Conceptual physics chapter 1
Scientific method
Controlled experiment
Control
Variable
Orderly method for gaining, organizing and applying new knowl…
usually has a control group that is kept under normal conditi…
group that is kept under normal conditions, used as a compari…
conditions that can be changed
Scientific method
Orderly method for gaining, organizing and applying new knowl…
Controlled experiment
usually has a control group that is kept under normal conditi…
27 terms
Conceptual Physics
Which face is the liquid pressure the…
If the density of a liquid is increase…
If the depth that an object is submerg…
If an object is moved from a small bat…
The liquid is greater at the bottom because the pressure incr…
It increases because there is a greater weight of liquid
It increases because pressure increases with depth
It has the same pressure because they are at the same depth-…
Which face is the liquid pressure the…
The liquid is greater at the bottom because the pressure incr…
If the density of a liquid is increase…
It increases because there is a greater weight of liquid
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Physics Conceptual
Are Force and weight the same thing?
How can you quickly find the mass of a…
What are the units for Newtons broken…
What direction is the force on an obje…
Yes
Divide the mass in Newtons by "g"
Kg/M/s^2
towards the center
Are Force and weight the same thing?
Yes
How can you quickly find the mass of a…
Divide the mass in Newtons by "g"
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Conceptual Physics
a. changes in frequency.... b. changes in…
a. Air... b. Water... c. Steel*... d. All the s…
a. compressions.... b. rarefactions.... c. B…
a. frequency.... b. wavelength.... c. speed.…
A standing wave is produced by... reflected waves undergoing
In which of these materials does... sound travel fastest?
Sound travels in air by a series of
When sound undergoes refraction, it... undergoes a change in
a. changes in frequency.... b. changes in…
A standing wave is produced by... reflected waves undergoing
a. Air... b. Water... c. Steel*... d. All the s…
In which of these materials does... sound travel fastest?
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Conceptual Physics: Equations
speed
distance
time
velocity
s=d/t
d=st
t=d/s
velocity (→)
speed
s=d/t
distance
d=st
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Conceptual Physics Chapter 25
vibrations carry energy
two pendulums of the same length have…
a swinging pendulum is called a simple…
electrons in the transmitting antenna…
true
false
true
960,000
vibrations carry energy
true
two pendulums of the same length have…
false
6 terms
Conceptual physics chapter 7
Conserved
Elastic collision
Impulse
Inelastic collision
Term applied to physical quantity such as momentum energy or…
Colliding objects rebound without lasting deeper nation or he…
Product of force times time interval during which the force a…
A collision in which the colliding objects become distorted a…
Conserved
Term applied to physical quantity such as momentum energy or…
Elastic collision
Colliding objects rebound without lasting deeper nation or he…
28 terms
Conceptual Physics: Momentum
Momentum
Momentum is...
By momentum we mean...
Momentum in shorthand:
The product of the mass of an object and its velocity.... Moment…
a property of moving things.
Inertia in motion.
Momentum→Ρ =mv
Momentum
The product of the mass of an object and its velocity.... Moment…
Momentum is...
a property of moving things.
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Conceptual Physics Chapter 2
Inertia
Newton's first law of motion (the law…
Force
Net Force
the property of things to resist changes in motion
every object continues in a state of rest or of uniform speed…
in the simplest sense, a push or a pull
the vector sum of forces that act on an object
Inertia
the property of things to resist changes in motion
Newton's first law of motion (the law…
every object continues in a state of rest or of uniform speed…
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Physics Conceptuals
Which of the following moving objects…
Which of the following moving objects…
Which of the following moving objects…
Which of the following moving objects…
Yes
No, since vfx = 0 and vertical acceleration is changing due t…
No, since vfx = 0
Yes
Which of the following moving objects…
Yes
Which of the following moving objects…
No, since vfx = 0 and vertical acceleration is changing due t…
9 terms
Conceptual Physics: Chapter 26
electromagnetic wave
electromagnetic spectrum
transparent
opaque
energy-carrying wave emitted by vibrating charge that is comp…
the range of electromagnetic waves extending in frequency fro…
the property of materials to pass light in straight lines w/o…
property of materials not to allow passage of light
electromagnetic wave
energy-carrying wave emitted by vibrating charge that is comp…
electromagnetic spectrum
the range of electromagnetic waves extending in frequency fro…
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Conceptual Physics - CH 26
resonance
beats
compression
forced vibration
the increase in amplitude when the forced vibration matches t…
variation in loudness caused by interference when two sounds…
high pressure parts of a sound wave
vibration of an object that is made to vibrate by another nea…
resonance
the increase in amplitude when the forced vibration matches t…
beats
variation in loudness caused by interference when two sounds…
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