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force
the cause of an acceleration, or the change in an object's velocity
contact force
force that arises from the physical contact of two objects
field force
force that can exist between objects, even in the absence of physical contact between the objects
force diagram
a diagram of the objects involved in a situation and the forces exerted on the objects
inertia
the tendency of an object to maintain its state of motion
net external force
the total force resulting from a combination of external forces on an object; sometimes called the resultant force
equilibrium
the state in which there is no change in a body's motion
action-reaction pair
a pair of simultaneous equal but opposite forces resulting from the interaction of two objects
weight
the magnitude of the force of gravity acting on an object
normal force
a force exerted by one object on another in a direction perpendicular to the surface of contact
static friction
the resistive force that opposes the relative motion of two contacting surfaces that are at rest with respect to one another
kinetic friction
the resistive force that opposes the relative motion of two contacting surfaces that are moving past one another
coefficient of friction
the ratio of the force of friction to the normal force acting between two objects