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Wehlan Physics 2

Wehlan - Physics Vocabulary Terms #2

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Any push or pull is called? force
The metric (SI) unit for force is the? newton
The force exerted when two objects rub against each other is called? friction
When forces are not even, it is called a(n)_____ force. unbalanced
Another name for an 'unbalanced' force... net
The force that pulls all objects together is called? gravity
The measure of the force of gravity on an object is called? weight
The metric unit of weight is the? newton
The amount of matter in an object is called its? mass
Another name for mass is? inertia
When an object is under the force of gravity only WITHOUT ANY OTHER FORCE it is called? freefall
Friction with air is called air _________? resistance
The tendency of an object to keep doing what it is already doing is called? inertia
Newton's Second Law of motion deals with...? acceleration
As mass goes up, acceleration goes? down
When force goes up, acceleration goes? up
What stays the same for an astronaut as they go out into space? mass
What goes down for an astronaut as they go out into space? weight
Energy of motion is called? kinetic
Energy of position or condition is called? potential
GPE is affected by weight and ____? height
GPE is affected by height and ____? weight
Rubber bands and bows and arrows produce ____ potential energy. elastic
GPE (gravitational potential energy) and KE (kinetic energy) are the two types of ______ energy. mechanical
The abilty to do work is called? energy
Heat energy is called ____ energy. thermal
Energy stored in the atom is called ____ energy. nuclear
Energy stored in molecules is called ____ energy. chemical
Energy stored in waves is called ____ energy. electromagnetic
Total mechanical energy is GPE plus KE minus this... friction
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