Physics.docx - Net force the sum of two or more forces on an object that are pushing or pulling in the same or opposite direction Balanced forces forces

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Net forcethe sum of two or more forces on an object that are pushing or pulling in the same or opposite directionBalanced forcesforces on an object that are equal in size and opposite in direction, resulting in a net force of 0 NUnbalanced forcesforces on an object that do NOT result in a net force of 0 NCentripetal Forcenet force exerted toward the center of a curved pathNewtonunit of force, N=(mass in kilograms)(acceleration due to gravity)= (mass in kilograms)(9.8meters/second2)Isaac NewtonBritish physicist, mathematician, and astronomer Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727) stated Laws of Motion to describe the effects of forces on the motion of objectsNewton's First Law of Motionstates that an object moving at a constant velocity keeps moving at that velocity (in other words, an object in motion stays in motion) unless an unbalanced force acts on it, often referred to as the Law of Inertia where body at rest tends to stay at restInertia
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