# Study sets matching "physics science"

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energy

electrical energy

mechanical energy

light energy

What you need to move or change things. The ability to do work.

A form of energy made by the flow of electrical charge through…

A form of energy made by the movement of an object or its posi…

A form of energy that travels through space and can be seen by…

energy

What you need to move or change things. The ability to do work.

electrical energy

A form of energy made by the flow of electrical charge through…

Physics

dimensional analysis

significant digits

scientific method

a branch of science that involves the study of matter and ener…

the method of treating units as algebraic quantities, which ca…

the valid digits in a measurement

a systematic way to observe, experiment, and analyze the world

Physics

a branch of science that involves the study of matter and ener…

dimensional analysis

the method of treating units as algebraic quantities, which ca…

Frame of Reference

Relative Motion

Distance

Vector

A system of objects that are not moving with respect to one an…

Movement in relation to a frame of reference

The length of a path between two points

A quantity that has a magnitude and a direction

Frame of Reference

A system of objects that are not moving with respect to one an…

Relative Motion

Movement in relation to a frame of reference

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force

acceleration

normal force

external force

a push or pull of one object on another object, measured in Ne…

changing speed of an object

the force "pushing back" like a table (R or N)

push or pull acting ON an object

force

a push or pull of one object on another object, measured in Ne…

acceleration

changing speed of an object

speed

(m/s)

average speed and instantaneous speed

average speed (comparison)

the ratio of the distance an object moves to the amount of tim…

SI unit of speed - meters per second

Two ways to express the speed of an object

computed for the entire duration of a trip

speed

the ratio of the distance an object moves to the amount of tim…

(m/s)

SI unit of speed - meters per second

Balanced

Friction

Upthrust

Air resistance

When 2 forces are equal

A force that opposes motion on a solid this creates thermal en…

A force that makes things float

A force that opposes motion in a fluid

Balanced

When 2 forces are equal

Friction

A force that opposes motion on a solid this creates thermal en…

Compression

Compressional wave

Transverse wave

Refraction

high pressure area of a longitudinal wave

particles in the medium move in the same direction as the wave

particles in the medium move perpendicular to the direction of…

occurs when light changes speed as it passes from one medium t…

Compression

high pressure area of a longitudinal wave

Compressional wave

particles in the medium move in the same direction as the wave

Acceleration

Balanced Force

Force

Inertia

how speed changes with time; can be positive (speeding up) or…

do not cause a change in motion; equal in size and opposite in…

push or pull; causes objects to move

the tendency of a body to maintain is state of rest or uniform…

Acceleration

how speed changes with time; can be positive (speeding up) or…

Balanced Force

do not cause a change in motion; equal in size and opposite in…

An object's tendency to resist change i…

Newton's _____ Law states than an objec…

_____ is a force of opposites. It slows…

_____ _____ is the friction experienced…

inertia

1st

friction

Air resistance

An object's tendency to resist change i…

inertia

Newton's _____ Law states than an objec…

1st

Distance

Displacement

Velocity

Speed

the total length traveled. ... variable: d... units: miles, km, in,…

the total length traveled away from the starting position... vari…

the speed in a given direction... variable: v ... units: km/hr, ft/h…

the total distance traveled per unit of time ... variable: s ... uni…

Distance

the total length traveled. ... variable: d... units: miles, km, in,…

Displacement

the total length traveled away from the starting position... vari…

Acceleration

Average speed

Distance

Time

is the change in average speed of an object over a period of t…

d/t

how far you have traveled (distance = speed x time)

how long you have traveled (time=distance/speed

Acceleration

is the change in average speed of an object over a period of t…

Average speed

d/t

frame of Reference

motion

Reference Point

Relative Motion

the perspective from which an object is viewed or its motion i…

An object's change in position relative to a reference point.

A place or object used for comparison to determine if an objec…

movement in relation to frame of reference

frame of Reference

the perspective from which an object is viewed or its motion i…

motion

An object's change in position relative to a reference point.

Acceleration

Amplitude

Boiling point

Chemical change

the rate at which velocity is changing

the distance from the medium rest line to the crest or trough

the temperature at which a liquid changes to a gas

the change of a substance into a new substance

Acceleration

the rate at which velocity is changing

Amplitude

the distance from the medium rest line to the crest or trough

terminal speed

force

weight

newton (N)

- occurs when drag force = force of gravity... - net force of zero

a push or a pull that acts on an object

a type of force

the SI unit for force, equal to the force that causes a 1-kilo…

terminal speed

- occurs when drag force = force of gravity... - net force of zero

force

a push or a pull that acts on an object

electrical circuit

electric current

open circuit

closed circuit

A pathway of conductors that lets electricity flow through it.

The flow of electricity through a conductor.

A broken pathway. Electricity cannot flow through an open circ…

A complete pathway. Electricity can flow through a closed circ…

electrical circuit

A pathway of conductors that lets electricity flow through it.

electric current

The flow of electricity through a conductor.

Scalar

Vector

Distance

Displacement

A measurement that can be put on a scale or number line. Only…

A measurement that deals with magnitude and direction. Ex. 30m…

How far an object has travelled from one point to another, tho…

How far an object is from it's point of origin, along only one…

Scalar

A measurement that can be put on a scale or number line. Only…

Vector

A measurement that deals with magnitude and direction. Ex. 30m…

Scalar

Vector

Motion

Position

quantities are fully describe by magnitude(a number) alone

quantities are fully described by magnitude and direction

A change in an object's position with respect to time and rela…

describes your location

Scalar

quantities are fully describe by magnitude(a number) alone

Vector

quantities are fully described by magnitude and direction

bouyancy

mass

volume

state of matter

the ability or tendency to float in water or air or some other…

A measure of the amount of matter in an object

Amount of space occupied by an object

A physical property that describes matter as a solid, liquid,…

bouyancy

the ability or tendency to float in water or air or some other…

mass

A measure of the amount of matter in an object

Motion

Uniform Motion

Non-uniform Motion

Average Speed

When an imaginary line joining the object to a reference point…

An object that is travelling at a constant rate of motion in a…

An object that is changing speed and direction as it is travel…

Uniform motion that involves traveling a distance in a specifi…

Motion

When an imaginary line joining the object to a reference point…

Uniform Motion

An object that is travelling at a constant rate of motion in a…

Scalar

Vector

Distance

Displacement

A measurement that can be put on a scale or number line. Only…

A measurement that deals with magnitude and direction. Ex. 30m…

How far an object has traveled from one point to another, thou…

How far an object is from it's point of origin, along only one…

Scalar

A measurement that can be put on a scale or number line. Only…

Vector

A measurement that deals with magnitude and direction. Ex. 30m…

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Conduction

Convection

Radiation

Convection Current

Heat transfer through direct contact

Heat transfer through fluids (liquids or gases) moving

Heat transfer through heat waves

The circular flow of a fluid

Conduction

Heat transfer through direct contact

Convection

Heat transfer through fluids (liquids or gases) moving

Substance

Element

Compound

Mixture

a type of matter with a fixed composition. This can be an elem…

a substance made of atoms that are all alike

a substance in which all atoms of 2 or more elements are chemi…

Matter composed of two or more substances that can be separate…

Substance

a type of matter with a fixed composition. This can be an elem…

Element

a substance made of atoms that are all alike

refraction

evaporation

melting

friction

light traveling through a glass of water is called ___.

Look at the picture. It represents water in a pot. What proces…

When a substance goes from a solid to a liquid, what process i…

A car will skid more on a wet road than on a dry road. This ha…

refraction

light traveling through a glass of water is called ___.

evaporation

Look at the picture. It represents water in a pot. What proces…

Independent Variable

Dependent Variable

Controlled Experiment

Scientific Law

The variable in a function with a value that is subject to cho…

Variable that responds to the chosen variable

Experiment in which only one variable is being tested at a tim…

An explanation for a natural phenomenon that has been tested a…

Independent Variable

The variable in a function with a value that is subject to cho…

Dependent Variable

Variable that responds to the chosen variable