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Motion and Energy

TermDefinition
Motion distance from another object is changing
Reference Point a place or object used for comparison to determine if something is in motion
Distance the length of a path between two points
Displacement the length and direction that an object has moved from its starting point
Vector a quantity that consists of both a magnitude and a direction
Scalar measurements that have magnitude, or size, only
Speed the distance the object travels per unit of time
Velocity speed in a given direction
Acceleration the rate at which velocity changes with time
Energy the ability to do work or cause change
Kinetic Energy the energy an object has due to its motion
Potential Energy stored energy that has to do with the position or shape of an object
Gravitational Energy potential energy related to an object’s height
Elastic Energy the potential energy of objects that can be stretched or compressed
Mechanical Energy an object’s combined kinetic energy and potential energy
Conservation of Energy when one form of energy is transformed to another, no energy is destroyed in the process
Work done when an object is caused to move a certain distance
Created by: ncovarrubias