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Chapter 5

Conversion factor A ratio used to convert from one unit to another
Density The mass of a substance per a given volume of that substance
Dimensional analysis The process of using conversion factors to change from one unit to another
Mass The quantity of matter in an object
SI units International System of units based on the metric system and on units derived from the metric system
Significant figures The certain digits and the first uncertain digit of a measurement
Specific gravity The ratio of density of a given liquid tot he density of water at 4 Celsius
Units The part of the measurement telling us the scale being used
Volume The amount of three-dimensional space occupied by a substance
Created by: Britany Deaver