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Science Quiz 1

gravity

TermDefinition
Gravity A force of attraction between objects That is due to their masses and distance between objects
Air Resistance (drag)- the force that opposes the motion of objects falling through the air
Centripetal Force The unbalanced force that causes an object to move in a circular motion
Freefall when gravity is the only force acting on an object, the object is in freefall
Terminal Velocity when the force of gravity is equal to the force of air friction, on a falling object, the net force is 0N. The object has reached terminal velocity
Projectile Motion The curved path that an object follows when it is thrown NEAR THE EARTH'S SURFACE. It is a combination of horizontal and vertical motion
Inertia The tendency of an object to resist change in motion.
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