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Force

strength or energy as an attribute of physical action or movement.

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Newton

the SI unit of force. It is equal to the force that would give a mass of one kilogram an acceleration of one meter per second per second, and is equivalent to 100,000 dynes.

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Velocity

the speed of something in a given direction.

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Acceleration

a vehicle's capacity to gain speed within a short time.

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Gravity

The force of attraction between objects that is due to their masses that decreases as the distance between the objects increases.

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Friction

the resistance that one surface or object encounters when moving over another.

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Motion

the action or process of moving or being moved.

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Reference Point

a basis or standard for evaluation, assessment, or comparison; a criterion.

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Speed

the rate at which someone or something is able to move or operate.

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Inertia

a tendency to do nothing or to remain unchanged.