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Chapter 2 Section 1 Measurement

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metric system
a system of measurement based on the number 10
International System of Units
standard system of measurement
SI
abbreviation for International System of Measurement
meter
the basic unit of length
weight
a measure of the force of gravity acting on an object
kilogram
basic unit of mass
mass
a measure of the amount of matter an object contains
second
SI unit used to measure time
volume
the amount of space an object takes up
Kelvin
SI unit for temperature
conversion factor
an equation that shows how two units of measurement are related
L
abbreviation for Liter
m
abbreviation for meter
liter
basic unit of volume
K
abbreviation of Kelvin
density
a measure of how much mass is contained in a given volume