Inertia force

an imaginary force supposed to act upon an accelerated body, equal in magnitude and opposite in direction to the resultant of the real forces


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    [in-ur-shuh, ih-nur-] /ɪnˈɜr ʃə, ɪˈnɜr-/ noun 1. inertness, especially with regard to effort, motion, action, and the like; inactivity; sluggishness. 2. Physics. 3. Medicine/Medical. lack of activity, especially as applied to a uterus during childbirth when its contractions have decreased or stopped. /ɪnˈɜːʃə; -ʃɪə/ noun 1. the state of being inert; disinclination to move or […]

  • Inertial force

    noun 1. an imaginary force which an accelerated observer postulates so that he can use the equations appropriate to an inertial observer See also Coriolis force inertial force (ĭ-nûr’shəl) An apparent force that appears to affect bodies within a non-inertial frame, but is absent from the point of view of an inertial frame. Centrifugal forces […]

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    inertial frame A reference frame in which the observers are not subject to any accelerating force. In Special Relativity, time measurements in inertial frames that are not at rest with respect to each other are not equivalent; each inertial frame must have its own time coordinate, the value of which is the time as read […]

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    noun 1. (physics) a type of nuclear fusion in which the inertia of matter enables it to fuse by impact, as by pulses of laser radiation or high-energy charged particles, rather than by high temperature

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