# Shared Flashcard Set

## Details

chapter 1
questions
21
Physics
09/04/2012

Term
 What are the fundamental units in the MKS system?
Definition
 meter, kilogram, second
Term
 What is a derived unit?
Definition
 a unit that you get from combining fundamental units
Term
 kilo
Definition
 1000
Term
 hecto
Definition
 100
Term
 deca
Definition
 10
Term
 deci
Definition
 0.1
Term
 centi
Definition
 0.01
Term
 milli
Definition
 0.001
Term
 gigi
Definition
 109(billion)
Term
 mega (M)
Definition
 106 (million)
Term
 micro
Definition
 .00001 or 10-6
Term
 nano
Definition
 10-9
Term
 pico
Definition
 10-12
Term
 when you add and subtract exponents, what has to hapen?
Definition
 the exponents have to be the same number
Term
 when you add or subtract and you have to keep significant figures?
Definition
 the least place is how many significant figures there are
Term
 when you multiply and divide, how do you keep significant figures?
Definition
 it's the number with the lowest number of significant figures, you use that number's amount of signficant figures
Term
 Proper notation has how many numbers in front of the decimal.
Definition
 one
Term
 What is the difference between precision and accuracy?
Definition
 precision is the degree of exactness of a measurment whereas accuracy describes how well the results of the meausrement agree with the "real" value
Term
 King henry doesnt usually drink chocaltate milk. explain.
Definition
 kilo, hecta, deca, unit, deci, centi, mili. the more you move to the right you are increasing your nuimber by 10 or moving the decimal place to the right. the more you move to the left. you are decreasing your number by 10 or moving your number to the left
Term
 giga, mega, kilo, hecta, deca, unit, deci, centi, milli, micro, nano, pico
Definition
 good men kill herectics. Dead unicorns develop cats. many men never pee.
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