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metric system

the units used for scientific measurements

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SI units

base units for the metric system

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kilogram

base unit for mass

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meter

base unit for length

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second

base unit for time

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kelvin

base unit for temperature

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mole

base unit for amount of substance

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ampere

base unit for electric current

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candela

base unit for luminous intensity

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giga

biggest level of units

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femto

lowest level units

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micro

fancy u stands for

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deci

10 power of -1

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centi

10 power of -2

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milli

10 power of -3

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micro

10 power of -6

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nano

10 power of -9

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pico

10 power of -12

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femto

10 power of -15

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mass

measure of the amount of material in an object

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temperature

a measure of the hottness or coldness of an object;

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celcius or kelvin

common temperature scales used

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celcius

scale used everyday in most countries

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volume of a cube

determined by its length cubed

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m cubed

si unit for volume

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density

a property of matter that is widely used to characterize a substance

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density formula

mass divided by volume

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grams per cubic centimeters

solids and liquids are measure in

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temperature dependent

densities are dependent on this

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exact numbers

those whose values are known exactly; defined values

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inexact numbers

those whose values have some uncertainty

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dimensional analysis

used to convert one quantity to another

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derived unit

a unit that is defined by a combination of base units

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independent variable

the variable that is changed during an experiment

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dependent variable

the variable that is changed due to an experiment

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interpolate

read from between data points

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extrapolate

reading a graph beyond the limits of the experimentally determined points

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graph

circle, bar, line

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slope

rise over run

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