Physics Vocabulary

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Physics Vocabulary
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2013-09-16 17:36:06
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velocity vocabulary
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  1. To change and object's motion you need ___  ___.
    To change and object's motion you need unbalanced forces.
  2. Constant or no motion means ___  ___.
    Constant or no motion means balanced forces.
  3. Three ways to describe motion: __  __  __
    Three ways to describe motion: words, math, and graphs.
  4. Reference Point
    "zero" location in a frame of reference.
  5. Frame of Reference
    A number line used to describe motion.
  6. Position
    separation between the object and reference point.

    Vector quantity
  7. Scalar Quantitiy
    quantity that only has size/magnitude.  

    # and unit
  8. Vector Quantity
    quantity that has size/magnitude and direction.

    #, unit, and direction.
  9. Instantaneous Position
    position at a certain time
  10. Distance (d)
    • measures the separation between two objects
    • needs no reference point
    • scalar quantity
  11. Displacement (delta d)
    • change in position of an object (startpoint to endpoint w/ direction)
    • vector quantity

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