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Chapter 1 Definitions
verified hypothesis, a statement of general principles that explains certain phenomenon
a statement describing how a particular part of nature behaves
An unapproved assumption, a tentative explanation of what causes a certain behavior
Science concerned with the structure and composition of matter, the changes it undergoes and the reasons for those changes
a process for organizing and using knowledge to predict and explain nature. Its steps include: observation, experimentation, hypothesis, analysis, theory, and law
A measure of the force of gravitational attraction between objects. It is equal to mass times the acceleration due to gravity
the standard for length measurements in the metric system
Measure of the quantity of matter in a body. It is equal to weight of an object divided by the acceleration due to gravity
a form of energy