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Force and Motion

TermDefinition
Acceleration Change of an object's speed or direction
Air Resistance An opposing or slowing force caused by air
Average Speed Average distance covered by an object per unit time
Balanced Forces Forces of an object that do not change the motion of the object
Conservation of Energy Energy cannot be created no destroyed; it changes from one form to another
Direction The path that an object is moving or facing
Energy What is needed to do work or cause change
Force A push or pull that changes the motion or position of an object
Inclined Plane A simple machine that is sloping at a particular angle
Kinetic Energy Energy in motion
Load Amount of work done or expected to be done
Motion A change in an object's position, direction, or location
Net Force The sum of all the forces acting on an object
Newton The SI unit for force
Position The point or area occupied by a physical object
Potential Energy Energy that is stored in a system
Pulley A device consisting of a wheel over which a rope or chain is pulled in order to lift heavy objects
Simple Machine Devices that reduce the amount of force needed to move an object
Speed The measurement of the rate of change of position with respect to time
Unbalanced Forces Forces on an object that cause change in the motion of the object
Created by: jennychapates