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Physics Vocab

TermDefinition
Force push or a pulled
conservation of energy The law of physics that states that energy can be changed, but not lost or destroyed
friction the transfer of kinetic energy from a moving body to the atoms of matter around it
Heat the average speed of the atoms that make up an object
Galleio Italian astronomer and physicists who studied and created the term inertia
Inertia Inertia is the resistance of any physical object to any change in its state of motion, including changes to its speed and direction. It is the tendency of objects to keep moving in a straight line at constant velocity.
Kinetic Energy energy in motion
Potential Energy Energy stored by an object
Mechanics Physics of motions
Sir Isaac Newton Newtons law - he used mathematics to develop theories that provide the building blocks for understanding physics and astronomy
Transformation of energy the law physics that states that energy can be changed from one form to another
Created by: Nrovikes11