# Shared Flashcard Set

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Physics- Vocabulary Terms
Pre-Comps review. Vocab from GP1- GP3
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Physics
12/19/2011

Term
 Acceleration
Definition
 A change in velocity over time.
Term
 Accurate
Definition
 Close to the real value.
Term
 At rest
Definition
 0 velocity; not moving
Term
 Balanced Forces
Definition
 Forces that add to a Net Force of 0.
Term
 Displacement
Definition
 Shortest distance from point A to point B.
Term
 Distance
Definition
 Total path traveled.
Term
 HypotesisEquilibrium
Definition
 An object that is under balanced forces.
Term
 Force
Definition
 A push or pull.
Term
 Friction
Definition
 The interaction on two surfaces.
Term
 Gravity
Definition
 The force exerted by a great mass.
Term
 Hypothesis
Definition
 An educated guess.
Term
 Inertia
Definition
 The tendency of an object to resist a change in the state of motion.
Term
 Inference
Definition
 The explanation base on an observation
Term
 Motion
Definition
 Movement.
Term
 Net Force
Definition
 The force remaining after all the forces are added.
Term
 Normal Force
Definition
 The force exerted by a perpendicular surface.
Term
 Observation
Definition
 A fact found by the use of the 5 sences.
Term
 Percise
Definition
 Repeatable
Term
 Qualative Obeservation
Definition
 An observation without numbers.
Term
 Quantitative Observation
Definition
 An observation with numbers.
Term
 Reference Point
Definition
 The stationary point used to measure displacement.
Term
 Scientific Method
Definition
 The process used to practice science.
Term
 Base5*10(4)
Definition
 10
Term
 Coefficient5*10(4)
Definition
 5
Term
 Exponent5*10(4)
Definition
 4
Term
 Newton's First Law
Definition
 An object in motion will stay in motion; an object at rest will remain at rest unless acted on by an unblacnced force.
Term
 Newton's Second Law
Definition
 F = MA
Term
 Newton's Third Law
Definition
 For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.
Term
 Scalar
Definition
 A measurement without directions.
Term
 Tension
Definition
 The force exerted by a string-like object.
Term
 Unbalanced Forces
Definition
 A Net Force that is NOT zero.
Term
 Vector
Definition
 A measurement with a direction.
Term
 Velocity
Definition
 The chage in displacement over time.
Term
 Weight
Definition
 The force of gravity action on an object causing mass.
Term
 X component
Definition
 Across.
Term
 Y component
Definition
 Up and Down.
Term
 Quantitative Observation
Definition
 Has a numberex. 3 pencils
Term
 Qualitative Observation
Definition
 Describesex. yellow pencil
Term
 Conversion Factor
Definition
 Changes one thing to another version
Term
 Hypothesis
Definition
 a proposed explanation
Term
 In order for it to be science, it must be
Definition
 testable
Term
 [image] what type of graph is this?
Definition
 Line Graph
Term
 [image]  what type of graph is this?
Definition
 Pie chart/graph
Term
 [image]  what type of graph is this?
Definition
 Bar graph
Term
 What parts of a graph need to be labled?
Definition
 Title X axe Y axe
Term
 What does a scatter plot look like?
Definition
 [image]
Term
 What does a line plot look like?
Definition
 [image]
Term
 What does a histogram look like?
Definition
 [image]
Term
 What is Displacement?
Definition
 Displacement is a vector quantity that refers to "how far out of place an object is"; it is the object's overall change in position.
Term
 What is distance?
Definition
 Distance is a scalar quantity that refers to "how much ground an object has covered" during its motion.
Term
 What is position?
Definition
 a vector
Term
 How do you find distence?
Definition
 D=RT
Term
 What is displacement?
Definition
 Displacement is a vector which points from the initial position of an object to its final position. The standard units of displacement are meters.
Term
 What is the difference between a Scalar and a Vector?
Definition
 Scalor doesnt need a direction
Term
 Vector?
Definition
 A mathemtical representation of measurements w/ direction
Term
 What represents a vector symbolically?
Definition
 A arrow, the direction of of the arrow indicates the direction of the the mesurement and the length of the arrow represents the size of the measurement
Term
 How many parts does a Scalar have?
Definition
 2
Term
 How many parts does a vector have?
Definition
 3
Term
 What are the parts of a vector?
Definition
 Units Direction Magnitude(value)
Term
 What are the parts of a Scalar?
Definition
 Magnitude(value) Units
Term
 Speed?
Definition
 How fast something travels
Term
 What is the difference between speed and velocity?
Definition
 speed is a scalar and the measurement of the total path travelled velocity is a vector and the measurement of the streight line path between beginning and end with a direction
Term
 what is the Equation for speed?
Definition
 distance divided by time
Term
 What is the equation for velocity?
Definition
 Displacement divided by time
Term
 what are the units for speed and velocity?
Definition
 meters/second
Term
 what is average velocity?
Definition
 total distance travelled over the total time
Term
 Instentaneous velocity?
Definition
 velocity at a single moment in time
Term
 What is a vector; speed or velocity?
Definition
 Velocity
Term
 What is a scalor; speed or velocity?
Definition
 speed
Term
 Is acceration a scalor or a vector?
Definition
 vector
Term
 Acceleration?
Definition
 change in velocity
Term
 Acceleration's equation?
Definition
 change in velocity divided by the change in time
Term
 What are the units for accceleration?
Definition
 m/s/s
Term
 → what is  g?
Definition
 gravity
Term
 what is a force
Definition
 a push/pull
Term
 what does inertia relate to?
Definition
 Newtons 1st law
Term
 what are some forces?
Definition
 gravity normal friction tention applied
Term
 109?
Definition
 Giga  G
Term
 108?
Definition
 Mega M
Term
 103?
Definition
 Kilo K
Term
 102?
Definition
 hecto h
Term
 101?
Definition
 deka da
Term
 10
Definition
 base
Term
 10-1
Definition
 deci d
Term
 10-2
Definition
 centi c
Term
 10-3
Definition
 milli m
Term
 10-6
Definition
 micro µ
Term
 10-9
Definition
 Nano N
Term
 10-12
Definition
 pico p
Term
 Length
Definition
 meter m
Term
 Mass
Definition
 kilogram kg
Term
 Time
Definition
 second s
Term
 Electric Current
Definition
 ampere  A
Term
 Thermodynamic temperature
Definition
 kelvinK
Term
 Amount of substance
Definition
 molemol
Term
 Luminous intensity (how bright something is)
Definition
 candelacd
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