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A push or pull on a system. Can either be scalar or vector.
The SI unit of force.
The force that holds protons and neutrons together in nuclei.
Strong nuclear force
The attractive or repulsive force produced by static and moving charges in atoms.
Electromagnetic force
A force exerted between elementary particles of matter within the nucleons
weak nuclear force
The force exerted by all matter on other matter.
gravitational force
The force that acts between systems when one system touches another.
contact force
The mathematical description of a field force exerted in the space surrounding an object that is the source of or is susceptible to the field force.
A non contact force exerted on a susceptible object by similar objects.
field force
A force that in combination with other forces acting on the same system produces a zero net force on the system.
balanced force
A force exerted on a system by something in its surroundings.
external force
The single unbalanced force acting on a system that is the sum of all forces acting on the system.
net force
A force that in combination with other forces acting on the same system results in a nonzero net force and produces a change in motion of the system.
unbalanced force
The tendency of all matter to resist change in motion.
Written by Newton and define the science of dynamics and apply to all areas of mechanics.
Laws of motion
A law stating that objects at rest remain at rest and objects in motion continue in a straight line at a constant velocity unless acted upon by a net external force.
law of inertia (Newton's first law)
The condition in which all forces acting on a system are balanced as indicated by the system's lack of acceleration.
mechanical equilibrium
Law stating that the acceleration of a system is directly proportional to the net force acting on the system and is inversely proportional to the system's mass.
Law of accelerated motion (Newton's second law)
Law stating that for every force exerted on a system by its surroundings, the system exerts an equal but opposite force.
action-reaction principle (Newton's third law)
A contact force that opposes the movement of objects past each other.
The force exerted by a supporting surface on a object resting on it.
normal force
Law stating that the force of gravity between two objects is directly proportional to the products of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between their centers of mass.
Law of universal gravitation
The acceleration of an object due to gravity. At the earth's surface its average magnitude is about 9.81 m/s/s, regardless of the object's mass.
gravitational acceleration
The acceleration of an object accelerated by the force of gravity alone with no other forces acting on it.
free fall
A constant acceleration, such as that of an object in free fall.
uniform acceleration
A form of friction exerted by a fluid on an object moving in reaction to the fluid.
The maximum constant speed of an object falling in the atmosphere.
terminal velocity
A property of a moving object directly proportional to its mass and speed
The momentum of a system moving in a straight line; a quantity equal to the product of the system's mass and velocity.
linear momentum
The momentum of a rotating system, proportional to the mass of the system, the speed at which it rotates, and the direction of the mass in relation to the axis of rotation.
angular momentum
The change of a system's momentum, directly proportional to the force exerted and the time interval over which the force is applied.
A fundamental conservation law of mechanics stating that in a system of colliding objects, the sum of their momentums before the collision is equal to the sum of their momentums afterward if no external force acts upon the objects.
conservation of momentum
The natural tendency of all moving things is to ____ and ______.
slow down
When an outside force acts on an object it will continue in its original state of motion. (T or F)
What is a force?
A push or pull on a system.
Is a force scalar or vector?
A force must act upon a system to change the object's ______.
The force remaining after all other forces have been taken into account is called a(n)____________.
Unbalanced force
Forces transmitted when two objects are touching are called _______________.
Contact forces
List four examples of forces identified in Q6
Forces that act without physical contact are called ______________.
field forces
List three examples of the forces identified in Q8
The first law of motion is sometimes called _________________.
The Law of Inertia
The property of matter that causes objects to resist change in the state of motion is called ____________.
Every object has inertia (T or F)
More mass means less inertia (T or F)
Mass does not affect inertia (T or F)
The unit of force is a(n) _______
What is the unit of force?
a Newton
How do you measure force (ex: in for length)
F=ma is a mathematical statement of which law?
Newton's second law
Which law explains why a fully loaded dump truck is harder to accelerate than the same empty one?
The second law
one unit of force gives _____ kilogram of mass an acceleration of ____ meter per second squared. (put #s in the blanks)
(directly proportional)
How can the third law of motion be described?
For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.
If one object gains momentum, then the other object must lose an equal amount of momentum and in the opposite direction.
Force is _______proportional to acceleration.
Forces always come (by themselves) or (in pairs)
in pairs.
What is this the formula for?
the distance of a falling object
What is terminal velocity?
The limit of the velocity at which an object can fall through a gas or liquid.
Why doesn't a falling object keep accelerating?
other forces interfere.
What are the four fundamental forces in order of strongest to weakest?
strong nuclear forces
electrostatic forces
weak nuclear forces
Of the four fundamental forces which force is the weakest?
The nearer the mass the weaker its gravity (T or F)
The greater the mass the stronger the gravity (T or F)
gravitational force
What is the unit for mass?
What is the unit for weight?
Define weight.
The measure of the force of gravity acting on a mass.
What is w=km the formula for?
What is a Newton?
The force required to give 1kg of mass an acceleration of 1m/s/s
Does your weight vary depending on where you are on earth?
What instrument is used to measure mass?
What instrument is used to measure weight?
spring scale
What is the unit for the force of attraction between two objects?
What is p=mv the formula for?
What are the units for momentum?
If both the mass and velocity of an object are relatively small, the momentum will be relatively ______.
If the momentum is large, then the mass and velocity will be relatively ________.
Which has a higher momentum:
a car with a 5000kg mass moving with a velocity of 5 m/s
a bike with a 50kg mass moving with a velocity of 500m/s.
they're equal
Which has a higher momentum?
An apple with a 3 kg mass rolling with a velocity of 15m/s
A beach ball with a 10 kg mass rolling with a velocity of 4 m/s
The apple
Does momentum transfer from one object to another?
What is this process known as?
The conservation of momentum
What is an example for the conservation of momentum?
the firing of a rifle
The conservation of momentum states that momentum can be ________ from one object to another without a change in _____ _________ of the system.
Is it possible for a 70kg man to have a greater momentum that an 250kg man?
The 70kg man has to have a velocity high enough to overcome his mass.
When two objects of unequal mass collide, the lighter object is accelerated by the collision to a much (faster/slower) speed than the heavier object
Identify the two factors that work together to effect a change in momentum.
force applied
time applied
What is impulse?
A changing in momentum
What is E=mb the formula for?
linear momentum
Which of the four fundamental forces is the strongest?
Strong Nuclear force
What is p=mv the formula for?
What is V=d/t the formula for?
What is f=ma the formula for?
Newton's 2nd law
distance of a falling object
what is w=mg the formula for?
universal gravity btwn two objects