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What is the definition of speed?
rate at which something moves in a given amount of time.
What is the correct formula for work?
The amount of work done is the product of the magnitude of the force and the distance moved. W=F·d
What are the 2 types of forces that AGs deal with?
contact force & action at a distance forces.
What are the 2 basic particles that make up the composition of matter?
the atom and the molecule
What is the correct formula for density?
is D = M/V, whereas the density equals the mass divided by its volume.
What is fusion?
the change of state from a solid to a liquid at the same temperature
What three things does the behavior of gases depend on?
variations in temperature, pressure, and density
According to Boyle's Law, how is volume and pressure related?
the volume of a gas is inversely proportional to its pressure, provided the temperature remains constant.
According to Charles' Law, how is temperature and pressure related?
if the volume of an enclosed gas remains constant, the absolute temperature is directly proportional to the pressure.
What is the formula for the Universal Gas Law?
the product of the initial pressure, initial volume, and new temperature (absolute scale) of an enclosed gas is equal to the product of the new pressure, the new volume and the initial temperature. PVT' = P'V'T
What are the two basic kinds of atmospheric energy?
kinetic energy & potential energy
What is the definition of lapse rate?
the rate of decrease in the value of any meteorological element with elevation.
What is the rate of rise and fall dry adiabatic lapse rate?
5 1/2°F per 1,000 feet,
or
1°C per 100 meters.
What are the three types of conditional instability?
real latent & pseudolatent