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Flashcards - NES General Science: Physics & Motion

Flashcards - NES General Science: Physics & Motion
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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
Distance
Distance is a numerical description of how far apart objects are
vector
Vector graphics is the use of polygons to represent images in computer graphics
impulse
In classical mechanics, impulse is the integral of a force, F, over the time interval, t, for which it acts
Free fall
In Newtonian physics, free fall is any motion of a body where gravity is the only force acting upon it

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