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science test 12

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g
gravity is symbolized by what letter
galileo
an italian philosopher who questioned the truthfulness of Aristotle's ideas about falling objects
vector addition
process of finding the resultant by stringing the initial vectors together
deceleration
negative acceleration
force
pushing and pulling action of 1 object upon another
pythagorean theorem
the square of the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares of the other 2 sides
inertia
tendency of matter to resist changes in motion
newton
SI unit of force
vector quantity
a quantity having both magnitude and direction
velocity
speed in a particular direction
speed
distance traveled in a given time
3rd law
what law of motion is a thrust of a rocket?
principia
a book newton wrote on his laws of motion
aristotle
a greek philosopher whose teachings dominated scientific thought for almost 2000 years
1st law of motion
what law of motion can be referred to as the law of inertia?
newton
an english scientist who discovered the laws of motion and gravitation
mechanics
branch of physics dealing with the study of objects in motion
acceleration
change in speed or direction
scalar quantities
physical quantities such as speed that that have magnitude but no direction
pairs
according to the 3rd law of motion all forces occur in what type of grouping?

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