# Shared Flashcard Set

Lecture Unit 1
Intro/Unit 1
37
Physics
08/21/2007

## Additional Physics Flashcards

Term
 What is Physics? (Three definitions from least to more specific)
Definition
 1.Study of Everything2.Study of matter and energy3.Study of relationships between physical quantities.
Term
 What is matter? (simplest definiton)
Definition
 It is stuff.
Term
 What is energy? (Simplest definition)
Definition
 It is what changes stuff.
Term
 What is Physical Quantities? (Simplest definition)
Definition
 Things you can measure
Term
 What is a constant?
Definition
 A physical quantity that does not change.
Term
 What is a Variable?
Definition
 A physical quantity that changes.
Term
 Lenght, Time, and Mass are all examples of what type of variable?
Definition
 Fundamental
Term
 Speed, Density, Acceleration, force, energy, and Volume are all types of what kind of Variables?
Definition
 Derived
Term
 Speed=?
Definition
 Length/Time
Term
 Density=?
Definition
 mass/volume
Term
 Volume of a square can be found by what formula?
Definition
 Length times Width times Height
Term
 Volume of a cylinder can be found by what formula?
Definition
 Volume= pie times the radius square times height
Term
 define measurement
Definition
 an act of comparison
Term
 What are the three requirements for measurement?
Definition
 A Standard, Scale, and Units
Term
 What are the two primary units of measurement?
Definition
 British and SI(metric)
Term
 Prefix for 10^-9
Definition
 nano(n)
Term
 prefix for 10^-6
Definition
 micro(µ)
Term
 prefix for 10^-3
Definition
 milli(m)
Term
 Prefix for 10^-2
Definition
 centi(c)
Term
 Prefix for 10^-1
Definition
 deci(d)
Term
 prefix for 10
Definition
 deka(da)
Term
 Prefix for 10^2
Definition
 hecto(h)
Term
 Prefix for 10^3
Definition
 kilo(k)
Term
 Prefix for 10^6
Definition
 mega(M)
Term
 Length in SI
Definition
 metre(m)
Term
 mass in SI
Definition
 kilogram(kg)
Term
 time in SI
Definition
 second(s)
Term
 * electric current in SI
Definition
 ampere(A)
Term
 * temperature in SI
Definition
 kelvin(K)
Term
 * amount of substance in SI
Definition
 mole(mol)
Term
 Force in SI
Definition
 newton(Nt)
Term
 Energy in SI
Definition
 joule(J)
Term
 Length in British
Definition
 foot(ft)
Term
 Time in British
Definition
 second(s)
Term
 Mass in British
Definition
 slug
Term
 Force in British
Definition
 pound(lb)
Term
 Energy in British
Definition
 foot-pound(ft•lb)
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