# Shared Flashcard Set

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Relating Force to Motion
Force and Motion language of the discipline
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Science
01/10/2006

Term
 Acceleration
Definition
 the rate at which velocity changes, (increasing speed, decreasing speed, or change in direction.)
Term
 Motion
Definition
 the state in which one objects distance is changing from another object.
Term
 Reference Point
Definition
 a place or object used for comparison to determine if something is in motion.
Term
 Speed
Definition
 the distance the object travels in one unit of time.
Term
 Velocity
Definition
 speed in a given direction.
Term
 Force
Definition
 a push or pull on an object.
Term
 Net force
Definition
 the overall force acting on an object.
Term
 Unbalanced force
Definition
 When a net force changes an object's motion it is said to be unbalanced.
Term
 Balanced force
Definition
 equal forces acting on one object in opposite directions.
Term
 Motion is graphed with a ___________________graph
Definition
 Line graph
Term
 __________________ is labeled on the x-axis (horizontal).
Definition
 Time
Term
 _________________________ is graphed on the y-axis (vertical).
Definition
 Distance
Term
 An object at rest will remain at rest or an object in motion will remain in motion unless an outside force acts on it.
Definition
 Newton's First Law of Motion
Term
 The force of an object is equal to it’s mass times its acceleration. F = M x A
Definition
 Newton's Second Law of Motion
Term
 For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.
Definition
 Newton's Third Law of Motion
Term
 Formula for Speed
Definition
 Speed = Distance / Time
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