Intro tp physics Chp 1

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Scientific method

An orderly method for gaining organizing, and applying new knowledge

Fact

A close agreement by competent observers of a series of observation of the same phenomena

Hypothesis

An educated guess; a reasonable explanation of an observation or experimental result that is not fully accepted as factual until tested over and over ain by experiment

Law

A general hypothesis or statement about the relationship of natural quanties that has been tested over and over agin and has not been contradicted. Also known as a pricipal.

Theory

A synthesis of a large body of information that includes a well tested and verified hypotheses about aspects of the world

Physics

The study of the nature of basic things such as motion, forces, energy, matter, heat, sound, light,and atoms.

Scientific Hypotheses

An educated guess to a question that can be proven wrong by experimnet,

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