# Shared Flashcard Set

## Details

Non-Contact Forces
Gravitational, Electrical, Magnetic
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Physics
10/17/2015

## Additional Physics Flashcards

Term
 Neutral
Definition
 An atom that has an equal amount of protons and electrons
Term
 Electric Field
Definition
 A region around a charged object where the object's electric force is exerted on other charged objects
Term
 Static electricity
Definition
 the build up of charges on an object
Term
 Charging by Friction
Definition
 When objects are rubbed together to create electricity
Term
 Charging by Conduction
Definition
 When electrons move from one object to another due to direct contact
Term
 Charging by Induction
Definition
 When charges move from one object to another due to an electric field; no contact
Term
 A type of static discharge that is caused by an imbalance of charges
Definition
 Lightning
Term
 Magnet
Definition
 any material that attracts iron or materials containing iron
Term
 Magnetic Force
Definition
 the force of attraction or repulsion generated by moving or spinning electric charges
Term
 Magnetic Pole
Definition
 one of two points that have opposite magnetic qualities at the ends of a magnet
Term
 Magnetic Field
Definition
 a region where a magnetic forces can be detected
Term
 Electromagnetic
Definition
 a temporary magnetic that produces a magnetic field that can be used to move heavy objects
Term
 Domain
Definition
 Where the atoms in a magnetic field line up
Term
 What causes Earth's magnetic field?
Definition
 The motion of liquids and other materials in the core and the change of temperature in the Earth's core
Term
 How far are the Earth's magnetic poles from the its geographic poles?
Definition
 11 degrees south
Term
 Insulator
Definition
 a material through which charges cannot move easily
Term
 Conductor
Definition
 a material through which charges can move freely
Term
 Semiconductor
Definition
 a special class of materials that conduct electric charge better than electrical insulators but not as well as electrical conductors
Term
 Gravity
Definition
 the force that attracts a body toward the center of the earth, or toward any other physical body having mass.
Term
 Weight
Definition
 the pull of gravity on an object
Term
 Weight
Definition
 the pull of gravity on an object
Term
 Mass
Definition
 the amount of matter in an object
Term
 Gravitational Field
Definition
 the region of space surrounding a body in which another body experiences a force of gravitational attraction.
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