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cogitation, observation, and experimentation 

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What are the three ways of answering a scientific question? 


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(1) formulate a question, (2) investigate, (3) look at the hard facts, (4) formulate a hypothesis, (5) design an experiment, (6) experiment, (7) analyze the procedure and the results, (8) report validation to other scientists 

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What are the steps in the scientific method? 


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The results of direct measurements 

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The arithmetic combinations of fundamental units 

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U.S. Customary System, metric system, and the CGS system 

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What are the three systems of units? 


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meter (m), kilogram (kg), second (s), ampere (A), kelvin (k), mole (mol), and candela (cd) 

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What are the seven fundamental SI units? 


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Because different units contain different values 

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Why is it important to include the units when reporting measurements? 


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the meter, kilogram, and second 

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What are the standards for the SI units of length, mass, and time? 


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It helps save the time and space required to write down all the zeros in extremely large or extremely small numbers. 

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How is scientific notation useful? 


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A conversion technique using conversion factors that are equal to or approximately equal to 1 as a series of multiplied fractions to cancel out unwanted units and leave the desired units 

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What is dimensional analysis? 


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When they are the zeros between nonzero numbers. 

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When is zero significant? 


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A measurement's closeness to the actual value 

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A series of measurement's closeness to each other 

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System error is due to some cause that affects every measurement in the same way. 

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Random error cannot be eliminated and can include a host of uncontrollable factors. 

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