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Science Stuff

Neuroscience flashcards for quizzes

Meter close to 3 feet
Centimeter 1/100th of a meter... width of little finger
Millimeter 1/1000th of a meter... thickness toenail
Micrometer um...1/1,000,000 of a meter... near limit light microscope
Nanometer 1/1,000,000,000th of a meter... near limit of electron microscope
Axon up to one meter long or more
Dendrites rarely more than 2mm long
Synapse 20-25 nm wide
DNA Strand Long! but 2nm wide
Potential energy stored capacity to kick matter into motion
Force operation of such energy... F=ma
Kinetic energy energy expressed in motion
2nd law of thermodynamics within a closed system... randomness increases over time matter and energy become more randomly dist. things run energetically downhill toward less organized energy that could be used and controlled will become less useful and controllable
nucleons protons and neutrons... make up nucleus
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