ABCs of Physics

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Can you name the physics vocabulary words starting with each letter of the alphabet?

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DescriptionVocabulary Word(s)
(A) Rate of change of velocity
(B) Equation that relates magnetic fields to the currents which are their sources
(C) Force directed toward the center of a circle
(D) The unidirectional flow of electric charge
(E) Potential difference generated by electromagnetic induction
(F) Law stating the conservation of energy
(G) Connecting a charged object to the earth to remove the object's charge
(H) SI unit for inductance
(I) Product of a force and the time during which it acts
(J) SI unit for energy
(K) Amount of energy equal to 3.6 x 10^6 J
(L) Law stating that the magnetic field generated by an induced current always opposes the field generating the current
(M) A measure of an object's resistance to changes to its rotation
DescriptionVocabulary Word(s)
(N) The sum of the vectors of all forces acting upon an object
(O) Law that states that current flowing in a conductor varies directly with the potential difference and inversely with the resistance
(P) Light in which the electric fields are in the same plane
(Q) A discrete quantity of energy
(R) Opposition to the flow of electric charge
(S) A coil of wire around an iron core
(T) The constant maximum velocity reached by a body falling through the atmosphere under the attraction of gravity
(U) Describes the motion of a body traversing a circular path at constant speed
(V) The reduction in voltage in an electrical circuit between the source and load
(W) The amount of energy transferred by a force acting through a distance
(X) A form of electromagnetic radiation that has a wavelength of 10 to 0.01 nanometers
(Y) Scientist who revived the wave theory of light
(Z) Temperature at which a gas would have zero volume: absolute ______

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