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Measuring Matter

TermDefinition
conversion factor a factor used to multiply or divide a quantity when converting from one unit to another so that units can cancel, which has an overall value of 1
derived units measurements calculated from the measurements of other units
dimensional analysis analyzing the relationships between different quantities by identifying their units of measurement and converting these quantities to ensure equal comparison
mass a measure of the amount of matter in a substance
matter anything that has mass and volume
measurements the dimensions, quantity, or capacity of a substance as determined by comparison with a standard
metric system a system of measuring units based on the power of 10
scientific notation numbers written in the form M x 10(n power), where M is a number greater than one and less than 10, and n is an integer
SI units International System of Units, the system of measurements agreed on by the global scientific community
US customary system the main system of weights and measures used in the United States
volume the amount of space a substance or object occupies
Created by: dealel