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Force & Motion
Unit Vocabulary Terms
13
Physics
10/21/2009

Term
 VELOCITY
Definition
 Speed in a given direction.
Term
 SPEED
Definition
 The distance an object travels in a unit of time. Ex. Miles per hour.
Term
 ACCELERATION
Definition
 The rate at which velocity changes.
Term
 MOMENTUM
Definition
 Product of and object's Mass x Velocity
Term
 WORK
Definition
 The product of Force x Distance
Term
 LEVER
Definition
 Rigid bar that is free to pivot around a fixed point (See Saw) In the human, arm or leg.
Term
 POTENTIAL ENERGY
Definition
 Stored energy. Example, a rock at the top of a hill.
Term
 FORCE
Definition
 A push or pull exerted on an object.
Term
 ENERGY
Definition
 The ability to do work.
Term
 MOTION
Definition
 When one object's distance from another object changes.
Term
 UNBALANCED FORCE
Definition
 A situation where one force applied on an object is greater than another force.
Term
 BALANCED FORCE
Definition
 Situation when two opposite forces applied to an object are equal.
Term
 KINETIC ENERGY
Definition
 Energy an object has because of its motion. The energy of motion.
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