# Inertial Frame of Reference: Definition & Example

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### Inertia is the property of mass in which an object at rest wants to stay at rest, and an object that is moving wants to _____.

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### 2. In physics, frames of reference are classified by two main types: _____.

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The inertial frame of reference explains why objects either stay at rest or move at a constant velocity. This quiz and worksheet combination will help you better understand this concept. The quiz questions will test you on the definition of inertia, the characteristics of forces, and how Newton's first law relates to this concept.

## Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

• The definition of inertia
• Characteristics of forces
• Types of forces and their relationship to inertia
• Newton's first law as it relates to inertial and non-inertial frames of reference

## Skills Practiced

• Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information on inertia from the related lesson
• Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the inertial frame of reference in a different light
• Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding centrifugal force