# Shared Flashcard Set

## Details

Newton's Laws
Newton's Laws
11
Physics
03/14/2007

Term
 Inertia
Definition
 tendency of an object to resist changes in motion.
Term
 Force
Definition
 any push or pull on an object
Term
 Momentum
Definition
 strength of motion
Term
 Net Force
Definition
 when two or more forces are acting on an object it is the left over force (the extra).
Term
 Centripetal Force
Definition
 the force that pulls an object in circular motion towards the center of the circle.
Term
 Equilibrium
Definition
 when forces are balanced, net force = zero, no acceleration
Term
 Newton
Definition
 unit of force, N, kg x m/s/s
Term
 Newton’s 1st Law
Definition
 an object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion remains in motion unless acted on by an outside force. It is also called the Law of Inertia
Term
 Newton’s 2nd Law
Definition
 an object will accelerate when acted on by a force.
Term
 Newton’s 3rd Law
Definition
 for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.
Term
 Law of Conservation of Momentum
Definition
 momentum is never lost, it is transferred from one object to another.
Supporting users have an ad free experience!