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Physics Chp 1 Vocab

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Scientific method an orderly method of gaining, organizing, and applying new knowledge
fact a close agreement by competent observers of a series of observations of the same phenomena
hypothesis An educated guess; a reasonsable explanation of an observation or experimental result that is not fully accepted as a factual until tested over and over again by experiment.
law a general hypothesis or statement about the relationship of natural quantities that has been tested over and over again and has not been contradicted. Also know as a principle.
principle a general hypothesis or statement about the relationship of natural quantities that has been tested over and over again and has not been contradicted. Also known as a law.
theory A synthesis a large body of information that emcompasses well-tested and verified hypotheses about aspects of the natural world.
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