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iphysics.1

Physic vocabulary and unknown words part 1

Key TermMeaning
Physics The study of the workings around the world
Derived units combining seven base units with multiplication or division ex: m/s = meters per seconds
calibrated how is the measurements is set up
precision closeness of two or more measurements with the same instrument and/or how repeatable measuring is
accuracy closeness of a measurement to actual value
method error when measurement are taken different ways for the same purpose
parallax seeing a measurement different fro different angle
instrument error when the instrument used is not working
significant figures all valid digits in measurements
errors disorder of numbers due to rounding and method used error= actual measurement-experimental measurement
mistake problems arise due to blunders caused by carelessness and inattention to details
experimental value the measurement taken during the experiment
actual value the true measurement of the item
percent error how off you are to true value in a percent =(calculated error)/ actual value*100%
scientific notation expressed numbers with decimal places as power of 10
exponents superscript on how many times a number is multiplied to itself
mantissa the base number within scientific notation
Created by: flyingpig23