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Chapter 12 Study Guide

Lesson 1

Words to Know: position, motion, distance, speed, average speed, velocity, acceleration

Ideas to Understand:

  1. How is motion measured?
  2. How can position be described using other objects?
  3. What is the difference between speed and velocity?
  4. What are examples of acceleration?

Lesson 2

Words to Know: force, friction, drag force, gravity, net force, balanced forces, unbalanced forces, inertia

Ideas to Understand

  1. How does force affect moving objects?
  2. What are forces that can be exerted?
  3. How are combined effects of many forces measured?
  4. What are some examples of inertia?

Lesson 3

Words to Know: momentum

Ideas to Understand:

  1. What is necessary to accelerate an object?
  2. What is the relationship between the variables in the second law of motion?
  3. What is the third law of motion?

What happens to mass and weight in space?