# Shared Flashcard Set

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Final Review
Notecards to study for the final.
20
Physics
05/09/2009

Term
 Average Speed
Definition
 path distance divided by time interval.    Speed = Distance/Time
Term
 Instantaneous Speed
Definition
 Speed at any instant of time.
Term
 Metric Prefixes
Definition
 nano micro milli centi kilo Mega Giga
Term
 Magnitude
Definition
 another word for speed
Term
 Free Fall
Definition
 motion under influence of only the force of gravity and nothing else.
Term
 Air Resistance
Definition
 Friction or drag that acts on something moving through air.
Term
 Gravity
Definition
 the force that attracts a body toward the center of Earth.
Term
 Force
Definition
 Any influence that tends to accelerate an object, a push or pull, measured in newtons.
Term
 Vector
Definition
 An arrow whose length represents the magnitude of a quantity and whose direction represents the direction of the quantity.
Term
 Mass
Definition
 The measure of an objects inertia, also a measure of the amount of matter in an object. Depends only on the amount of and kind of particles that compose an object - not on its location (as weight does)
Term
 Volume
Definition
 the amount of space that a substance or object occupies.
Term
 Weight
Definition
 Weight = mass x gravity   The force on a body due to the gravitational attraction of another body (commonly Earth)
Term
 Pythagorean Theorem
Definition
 a(squared) + b(squared) = c(squared)
Term
 Equilibrium
Definition
 A state of balance. The state of a body, an object, or a substance on which no force acts.
Term
 Normal Force
Definition
 For an object resting on a horizontal surface, the upward force that balances the weight of the object, also called the support force.
Term
 Tension
Definition
 The state of being tightly stretched.
Term
 Compression
Definition
 The state of being pushed. Compressing an object.
Term
 Elasticity
Definition
 When something can be stretched then goes back to its original form.
Term
 Newton's Third Law
Definition
 For every action there is an equal and opposite reason.
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