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Chapter 9 Vocabulary

Vocabulary from Chapter 9

Motion Distance from another object is changing.
Reference Point Place or object used for comparison to see if something is in motion.
Distance Length of path between two points.
Displacement Length and direction that an object has moved from starting point.
Vector Magnitude and direction of motion
Speed Distance object travels per unit of time.
Average Speed Overall Speed in which object moves
Instantaneous Speed Rate at which object is moving at given time
Velocity Speed in a given direction.
Slope Steepness of graph.
Acceleration Rate at which velocity changes over time.
Work When an object is caused to move a certain distance.
Energy The ability to work or cause change.
Kinetic Energy Energy an object has due to its motion.
Potential Energy Stored energy resulted from position and shape of object.
Gravitational Potential Energy Potential Energy related to an object's height.
Elastic Potential Energy Potential energy of compressible objects.
Mechanical Energy Object's combined kinetic and potential energy.
Law of Conservation of Energy energy cannot be created or destroyed.
Created by: sgust