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terminal velocity
highest velocity that will be reached by a falling object.
anything that is thrown or show through the air.
air resistance
the force air exerts on a moving object.
newton's second law of motion
a net force acting on an object causes the object to accelerate in the direction of the force.
centripetal acceleration
acceleration toward the center of a curved or circular path.
property a moving object has because of its mass and velocity.
centripetal force
a force acting toward the center of a curved or circular path.
newton's third law of motion
describes action-reaction pairs in this way: when on object exerts a foce on a second object, the second one exerts a force on the first that is equal in the size and opposite in direction.
artificial satellite
human-made devices that orbit Earth for a specific purpose.
law of conservation of momentum
states that the total amount of momentum of a group of objects does not change unless outside forces act on the objects.