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Physics Review 1
This is a review of the A Beka curriculum 12th grade Physics Ch. 1.
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Physics
10/07/2014

Term
 cogitation, observation, and experimentation
Definition
 What are the three ways of answering a scientific question?
Term
 (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
Definition
 What are the steps in the scientific method?
Term
 The results of direct measurements
Definition
 Fundamental Units
Term
 The arithmetic combinations of fundamental units
Definition
 Derived Units
Term
 U.S. Customary System, metric system, and the CGS system
Definition
 What are the three systems of units?
Term
 meter (m), kilogram (kg), second (s), ampere (A), kelvin (k), mole (mol), and candela (cd)
Definition
 What are the seven fundamental SI units?
Term
 Because different units contain different values
Definition
 Why is it important to include the units when reporting measurements?
Term
 the meter, kilogram, and second
Definition
 What are the standards for the SI units of length, mass, and time?
Term
 It helps save the time and space required to write down all the zeros in extremely large or extremely small numbers.
Definition
 How is scientific notation useful?
Term
 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
Definition
 What is dimensional analysis?
Term
 When they are the zeros between non-zero numbers.
Definition
 When is zero significant?
Term
 A measurement's closeness to the actual value
Definition
 Accuracy
Term
 A series of measurement's closeness to each other
Definition
 Precision
Term
 System error is due to some cause that affects every measurement in the same way.
Definition
 What is systemic error?
Term
 Random error cannot be eliminated and can include a host of uncontrollable factors.
Definition
 What is a random error?
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