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Science 10-1 & 10-2

Science 10-1 & 10-2 vocabulary

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