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Matter Notes I

Accuracy The quality or state of being correct or precise.
Calibration The action or process of calibrating an instrument or experimental readings.
Graduated Cylinder A piece of laboratory equipment used to measure the volume of a liquid.
International System of Measurement (SI) Modern form of the metric system, most used system of measurement.
Liquid One of the four fundamental states of matter. (only state with a definite volume but no fixed shape).
Mass A property of a physical body which determines the body's resistance to being accelerated by a force and the strength of its mutual attraction with other bodies.
Matter Everything around you. (Atoms and molecules).
Meniscus Curve in the upper surface of a liquid.
Newton-a unit of measurement International system of units (named after Isaac Newton).
Precision (Accuracy)When a given set of measurements of the same sample agree with their mean.
Triple Beam Balance An instrument used to measure mass.
Unit A form of measurement used to define physical quantity.
Volume The quantity of three dimensional space enclosed by some closed boundary.
Weight The amount of heaviness or mass a thing weighs (force exerts on object).
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