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# intro to physics ch1

Question | Answer |
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a description of how close a measurement is to the correct or accepted value of the quantity measured. | accuracy |

is what you measure in the experiment and what is affected during the experiment. | dependent variable |

is the variable you have control over, what you can choose and manipulate. | independent variable |

inverse proportion | hyperbola |

the point or place where something begins, arises, or is derived. | origin |

the amount or number of a material or immaterial thing not usually estimated by spatial measurement. | quantity |

surface of which one end or side is at a higher level than another; a rising or falling surface. | slope |

an arithmetical multiplier for converting a quantity expressed in one set of units into an equivalent expressed in another. | conversion factor |

the relation between quantities whose ratio is constant. | direct proportion |

power curve | parabola |

a method of procedure that has characterized natural science | scientific method |

an individual thing or person regarded as single and complete but which can also form an individual component of a larger or more complex whole. | unit |

the degree of compactness of a substance. | density |

a statement that the values of two mathematical expressions are equal | equation |

a relation between two quantities such that one increases in proportion as the other decreases. | inverse proportion |

the quality, condition, or fact of being exact and accurate | precision |

is a way of writing numbers that accommodates values too large or small to be conveniently written in standard decimal notation. | scientific notation |

a vertical line on the graph. | y-intercept |