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change in an object's position over time

motion

2

an object that appears to stay in place

reference point

3

a measure of the distance an object moves in a given amount of time

speed

4

the quantity that describes the speed of the object and its direction of travel

velocity

5

the rate at which velocity changes

acceleration

6

the tendency of objects to resist any change in motion

inertia

7

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

friction

8

an object will remain at rest or move at a constant speed in a straight line unless it is acted on by an unbalanced force

the law of inertia

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when force increases, the acceleration of an object with constant mass increases with the same multiplier as the force

directly proportional

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force remains constant and the mass is decreased, the object will accelerate at a faster rate

inversely proportional

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the force that attracts an object to the center of the earth

gravity