# Shared Flashcard Set

## Details

Metric Units & Conversion Skills
Metric System
28
Physics
09/08/2011

Term
 Name the Base Units of Physics.
Definition
 Length-> meters-> mVolume-> liters-> LMass-> kilograms-> kgTime-> second-> sTemperature-> kelvin-> K
Term
 What is the conversion equation to go from Celsius(C) to Kelvins(K)?
Definition
 C+273=K
Term
 What are the seven areas of Physics?
Definition
 Mechanics, Optics, Thermodynamics, Vibrations/Wave Phenomena, Quantum Mechanics, Relativity, Electromagnetism
Term
 _____ ____ are formed by combining base units.
Definition
 Derived Units
Term
 Speed is length by time (m/s, mi/hr, etc). What type of unit is that?
Definition
 Derived Unit
Term
 What are the four types of Error?
Definition
 Human ErrorMethod ErrorParallax Error (Line of Sight Error)Instrument Error
Term
 _._. is the standard measurement system used for science.
Definition
 SI (The international system of measurement; derived from the French "Le Système International d'Unités"
Term
 1000m= __ kg
Definition
 1
Term
 The prefix kilo(k) means ___.
Definition
 100
Term
 The prefix mega(M) means ____.
Definition
 A million
Term
 The prefix hecto(h) means ___.
Definition
 A hundred
Term
 The prefix deka(da) means ____.
Definition
 Ten
Term
 The prefix deci(d) means _____.
Definition
 A tenth
Term
 The prefix centi(c) means _____.
Definition
 A hundredth
Term
 The prefix milli(m) means _____.
Definition
 A thousandth
Term
 The prefix micro(µ) means ____.
Definition
 A millionth
Term
 The prefix nano(n) means _____.
Definition
 A billionth
Term
 ______ refers to the degree of exactness with which measurement is made; same results three times.
Definition
 Precision
Term
 ______ is how close a measurement is to the true, accepted value
Definition
 Acccuracy
Term
 1 centimeter = ___ inches.
Definition
 0.394
Term
 1 meter = _____ feet
Definition
 3.281
Term
 1 mile = ____ meters
Definition
 1609.3
Term
 1 second = _______ nanoseconds
Definition
 1,000,000,000
Term
 1 pound(lb) = _____ Newtons(N)
Definition
 4.45
Term
 1 kg = _____ N
Definition
 9.8
Term
 1 kg = ____lb
Definition
 2.2
Term
 What does this Greek letter represent?Δ
Definition
 Delta; "change in"
Term
 What does this Greek letter represent? Σ
Definition
 Sigma; "Same" or "Total"
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