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Forces and Motion

All Vocabulary

Distance how far an object has traveled
Parabola the path of a falling object (arc)
Newton's Second Law the net force on an object is equal to the product of its mass and its acceleration (F = m x a)
Newton's Third Law for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction
Action Force a force exerted on an object
Acceleration the rate at which an object’s speed and direction (its velocity) changes
Reaction Force the force exerted on an object experiencing an action force (equal, but opposite of the action force
Energy the ability to do work or cause change
Kinetic Energy moving energy
Potential Energy stored energy
Force a push or pull
Motion a change in position
Speed distance over time
Velocity speed in a particular direction
Inertia resistance to change in motion
Friction force that occurs when two surfaces rub together
Gravity force of attraction between masses
Net Force overall force acting on an object
Newton’s First Law an object at rest will stay at rest and an object in motion will stay in motion unless acted upon by an external force
Mass the amount of matter in an object
Weight the force of gravity on an object
Created by: lromero