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Force Pair

Objects in an interaction that involves action force and reaction force



A push or a pull; Force

Mutual interaction between objects during which each object exerts and equal and opposite force on the other


Law of Inertia/Newtons First Law of Motion

Objects, resistant to change, keep doing whatever they're already doing

exp.: Objects at rest stay at rest unless an external force acts upon them


Acceleration/Newton's Second Law of Motion

Acceleration and net force are directly proportional AND acceleration and mass are inversely proportional


Action & Reaction/Newton's Third Law of Motion

For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction

Whenever an object exerts a force on a second object, the second object exerts and equal and opposition force on the first object


Terminal speed

The speed at which the acceleration of a falling object terminates when air resistance balances its weight.

Terminal speed for various objects based on weight, size, and orientation


Terminal velocity

Terminal speed in a given direction (such as downward)