# Physics

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1. Inertia
The property of things to resist changes in motion.
2. Mass
The quantity of matter in an object. More specifically, it is the measure of the inertia or sluggisshness that an object exhibits in response to any effort made to start it, stop it, deflect it, or change its state of motion in any way.
3. Kilogram
The unit of mass. One kilogram (kg) is the mass of 1 liter (L) of water at 4 degrees C
4. Weight
Simply stated, the force due to gravityon an object. More specifically, the gravitational force with which a body presses against a supporting surface.
5. Force
Simply stated, a push or pull
6. Newton
The scientific unit of force
7. Net Force
The combination of all forces that act on an object.
8. Vector Quantity
A quantity that specifies direction as well as magnitude.
9. Support Force
The force that supports an object against gravity, often called the normal force.
10. Equilibrium Rule
The vector sum of forces acting on a nonaccelerating object equals zero
11. Friction
The resistive force that opposes the motion or attempted motion of an object through a fluid or past another object with which it is in contact.
12. Air Resistance
The force of friction acting on an object due to its motion through air.
13. Speed
The distance traveled per time.
14. Velocity
The speed of an object with specification of its direction or motion.
15. Acceleration
The rate at which velocity changes with time; the change in velocity may be in magnitude, or in direction, or in both. It is usually measured in m/s squared
16. Hang Time
The time that one's feet are off the ground during a vertical jump.
 Author: julidei ID: 6578 Card Set: Physics Updated: 2010-02-10 20:54:51 Tags: Physics ch 1 Folders: Description: ch 1 Show Answers: