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Poole Physics

Newton's Laws

TermDefinition
Force a push or pull
Balanced Forces Forces on an object that do not change the motion of the object
Unbalanced Forces Forces on an object that can cause change in the motion of the object
Net Force The sum of all the forces acting on an object
Motion The change in an object's position with respect to time and in comparison to the position of other objects used as reference points
Action Force exerted on another object
At Rest The state of an object when it is not in motion.
Magnitude A number describing the size or quantity of something.
Velocity Measurement of speed and direction of an object
Direction The path that an object is moving or facing
Speed The Measurement of the rate of change of position with respect to time.
Acceleration Change of an object's speed or direction
Friction A force between two surfaces rubbing against each other that works against motion.
Reaction Resistance or force of equal magnitude acting in the opposite direction to an action force.
Inertia The tendency of a physical object to remain still or continue moving unless force is applied
Created by: poolesa