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Forces

CH.10

TermDefinition
Centripetal force A force that causes an object to move in a circle
Rolling friction Friction that occurs when an object rolls over a surface
Newton The SI unit used for the magnitude, or strength, of a force
Force A push or pull exerted on an object
Static friction Friction that squeezes or pushes the molecules in matter together
Compression An elastic force that squeezes or pushes the molecules in matter together
Balanced forces Equal forces acting on an object in opposite directions
Mass Measure of how much matter is in an object
Free fall The motion of a falling object when the only force acting upon it is gravity
Projectile An object that is thrown
Net force The overall force an object when all the individual forces acting on it are added togther
Law of Conservation of momentum The rule that in the absence of outside forces the total mmentum of objects that interact does not change
Tension An elastic force that stretches or pulls on the molecules in matter
Sliding friction Friction that occurs when one solid surface slides over another
Unbalanced force Forces that cause an objects velocity to change
Air resistance The fluid friction experienced by objects falling through the air
Gravity The force that pulls objects toward each other
Weight A measure of the force of gravity on an object
Fluid friction Friction that occurs as an object moves through a fluid
Inertia The tendency of an object to resist any change in its motion
Satellite Any object that orbits around another object in space
Momentum The product of an objects mass and velocity
Friction The force that one surface exerts on another when the two surfaces rub against eachother
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