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What is a force?

a push or a pull

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How is force described?

by its magnitude and direction

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What is the SI unit of a force?

(N) newton

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What kind of forces acting on an object result in a net force and cause a change in the object's velocity?

unbalanced

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Equal forces acting on one object in opposite directions are called?

balanced forces

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What is friction?

a force the two surfaces exert on each other when they rub against each other

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What two factors determine the strength of the friction?

the types of surfaces involved and how hard they push together

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What are the four types of friction?

static, sliding, rolling, fluid

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What is a force that pulls objects toward each other?

gravity

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The amount of matter something has is called its?

mass

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The amount of gravity between two objects depends on their masses and the

distance between them

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What is weight?

the force of gravity on an object

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When only the force of gravity is acting on an object, the object is said to be in?

free fall

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What is a type of fluid friction that acts on objects falling through air?

air resistance

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An elastic force that stretches or pulls matter is called?

tension

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What does Newton's first law of motion state?

An object will remain at rest or moving at a constant velocity unless it is acted upon by an unbalanced force.

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The tendency of an object to resist a change in motion is known as?

inertia

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How is acceleration calculated?

Net force divided by mass

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What is Newton's second law of motion?

acceleration depends on the net force acting on the object and on the object's mass

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What does Newton's third law of motion state?

For every action, there is an equal but opposite reaction

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How is momentum calculated?

mass x velocity

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What does the law of conservation of momentum state?

the total momentum of any group of objects remains the same unless outside forces act on the objects

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What is a centripetal force?

a force that causes an object to move in a circular path

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Why do satellites in orbit around Earth continuously fall toward Earth, but never hit it?

Earth is curved, so they travel around it.