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Physics Terms

QuestionAnswer
any push or pull force
any change in velocity acceleration
the change in position of an object divided by the time speed
the speed and direction of an object velocity
the pull on a moving object toward the center of a circle centripetal force
the resistance to motion due to contact between two objects or surfaces friction
the resistance to change in an object's state of motion inertia
a measure of how much an object's position has changed displacement
applying force over a distance work
the amount of work done in a given amount of time power
a combination of the mass and velocity of an object that measures the difficulty in stopping an object in motion momentum
a quantity with size but not direction scalar
a quantity with magnitude and direction vector