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Glossary of Physics vocab 2 2

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Arisotelian
Followers of aristotle's thinking 384-322 bc
Oxymoron
a combination of contradictory or incongruous words
Inertia
The reluctance of any body to change its state of motion.
Exponential
a symbol placed at the upper right of another to show how many times the latter is to be used as a factor
Equilibrium
a state of balance between opposing forces. no acceleration
Phenomenon
Any observable fact or event that can be scientifically described
Serendipity
apparent aptitude for making accidental fortunate dicoveries
pascal
the si unit of pressure. one pascal of pressure exerts a normal force of one newton per square meter
inversely
when two values change in opposite direction so that if one is doubled the other is reduced to one half, they are said to be the inversely proportional to each other.
Interaction
a mutual action between objects where each object exerts an equal opposite force on the other.

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