# Flashcards - Mechanics in Physics

Flashcards - Mechanics in Physics
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Galileo Galilei
Galileo Galilei was an Italian astronomer, physicist, engineer, philosopher, and mathematician who played a major role in the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century
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Power
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potential energy
In physics, potential energy is energy possessed by a body by virtue of its position relative to others, stresses within itself, electric charge, and other factors
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kinetic energy
In physics, the kinetic energy of an object is the energy that it possesses due to its motion
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scalar quantity
A scalar in physics is a physical quantity that can be described by a single element of a number field such as a real number, often accompanied by units of measurement
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displacement
A displacement is a vector that is the shortest distance from the initial to the final position of a point P
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displacement
A displacement is a vector that is the shortest distance from the initial to the final position of a point P
scalar quantity
A scalar in physics is a physical quantity that can be described by a single element of a number field such as a real number, often accompanied by units of measurement
kinetic energy
In physics, the kinetic energy of an object is the energy that it possesses due to its motion
potential energy
In physics, potential energy is energy possessed by a body by virtue of its position relative to others, stresses within itself, electric charge, and other factors
Power
Power is an American crime drama television series airing on Starz
Galileo Galilei
Galileo Galilei was an Italian astronomer, physicist, engineer, philosopher, and mathematician who played a major role in the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century
simple machine
A simple machine is a mechanical device that changes the direction or magnitude of a force
wheel and axle
The wheel and axle is one of six simple machines identified by Renaissance scientists drawing from Greek texts on technology
Sliding friction
Friction is the force resisting the relative motion of solid surfaces, fluid layers, and material elements sliding against each other
work
In physics, a force is said to do work if, when acting there is a displacement of the point of application in the direction of the force
lever
A lever is a machine consisting of a beam or rigid rod pivoted at a fixed hinge, or fulcrum
pulley
A pulley is a wheel on an axle or shaft that is designed to support movement and change of direction of a taught cable, rope or belt along its circumference
screw
A screw is a type of fastener, sometimes similar to a bolt , typically made of metal, and characterized by a helical ridge, known as a male thread or just thread

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