Measurement and Data

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model
representation of an object or a process that allows scientist to study something in greater detail; show the stucture
simulation
uses a model to copy the function, behavior or process of the thing it represents: imitates function, behavior, or process
accuracy
description of how close a measurement is to the true value of the quantity measured
precision
exactness of a measurement (repeated measurements are the same)
meter
base unit of length
liter
base unit of volume
gram
base unit of mass
density
mass per unit volume; D=m/v
volume
how much space an object takes up; V=lwh; measured w/ a graduated cylinder
mass
amount of matter in an object; measured with a triple beam balance
weight
the amount of gravitational force on an object
qualitative
Data in non-numerical form about the characteristics of what has been studied.
quantitative
Data that is in numbers