KEY TERMS 1. science (1.1) 2. scientific method (1.2) 3. standard unit (1.4) 4. system of units 5. metric system 6. British system 7. length 8. meter 9. mass 10. kilogram 11. time 12. second 13. mks 14. SI 15. mega- (1.5) 16. kilo- 17. centi- 18. milli- 19. liter 20. derived units (1.6) 21. density 22. conversion factor 23. significant figures (1.7) For each of the following items, fill in the number of the appropriate Key Term from the preceding list. s. _____ The relationship of one unit to another

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An Introduction to Physical Science

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James Shipman + 3 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305079137
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14th Edition
James Shipman + 3 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305079137

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KEY TERMS

  1. 1. science (1.1)
  2. 2. scientific method (1.2)
  3. 3. standard unit (1.4)
  4. 4. system of units
  5. 5. metric system
  6. 6. British system
  7. 7. length
  8. 8. meter

  1. 9. mass
  2. 10. kilogram
  3. 11. time
  4. 12. second
  5. 13. mks
  6. 14. SI
  7. 15. mega- (1.5)
  8. 16. kilo-
  1. 17. centi-
  2. 18. milli-
  3. 19. liter
  4. 20. derived units (1.6)
  5. 21. density
  6. 22. conversion factor
  7. 23. significant figures (1.7)

For each of the following items, fill in the number of the appropriate Key Term from the preceding list.

s. _____ The relationship of one unit to another

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Chapter 1 Solutions

An Introduction to Physical Science
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(a)...Ch. 1 - Which metric prefix means thousand? (a) centi- (b)...Ch. 1 - Which of the following metric prefixes is the...Ch. 1 - How many base units are there in the SI? (a) four...Ch. 1 - Which combination of units expresses density? (a)...Ch. 1 - What is the expression 1 in. = 2.54 cm properly...Ch. 1 - A student measures the length and width of...Ch. 1 - Which of the following numbers has the greatest...Ch. 1 - The natural sciences, in which scientists study...Ch. 1 - A possible explanation of observations is called...Ch. 1 - According to the ___, no hypothesis or theory of...Ch. 1 - Most information about our environment reaches us...Ch. 1 - All the human senses have ___. (1.3)Ch. 1 - One liter is slightly ___ than 1 quart. (1.4)Ch. 1 - One yard is slightly ___ than 1 meter. (1.4)Ch. 1 - Unlike mass, weight is not a(n) ___ property....Ch. 1 - The standard unit of ___ is the same in all...Ch. 1 - The metric prefix micro- means ___. (1.5)Ch. 1 - A common nonstandard metric unit of fluid volume...Ch. 1 - If A is denser than B, then A contains more ___...Ch. 1 - What is the definition of science?Ch. 1 - What are the five major divisions of physical...Ch. 1 - What is the first element of the scientific...Ch. 1 - Which generally comes first in solving problems,...Ch. 1 - What is the difference between a law and a theory?Ch. 1 - What does the controversy over the face on Mars...Ch. 1 - How do the five senses rank in importance in...Ch. 1 - The senses cannot be completely relied on. Why?Ch. 1 - Answer the questions that accompany Fig. 1.17....Ch. 1 - Why are some quantities called fundamental?Ch. 1 - A standard unit must have what characteristics?Ch. 1 - What makes up a system of units?Ch. 1 - For a given speed limit, would the numerical value...Ch. 1 - Is the United States officially on the metric...Ch. 1 - What standard metric unit is referenced to an...Ch. 1 - Which is a fundamental property, weight or mass?...Ch. 1 - Explain the acronyms mks, SI, and cgs.Ch. 1 - How is the decimal base 10 of the metric system an...Ch. 1 - What are the four most common metric prefixes?Ch. 1 - What is a metric ton, and how is it defined?Ch. 1 - What is the standard unit of volume in the SI?Ch. 1 - How many standard units are generally used to...Ch. 1 - What does density describe?Ch. 1 - In general, when a derived unit becomes...Ch. 1 - Is an equivalence statement a true equation?...Ch. 1 - In Fig. 1.15a, the abbreviation mph is used. Is...Ch. 1 - Why are significant figures used?Ch. 1 - What are the rules for determining significant...Ch. 1 - If you multiplied 9874 m by 36 m, how many...Ch. 1 - Visualize the connections and give answers in the...Ch. 1 - How many centimeters are there in a kilometer?Ch. 1 - In a computer, how many megabytes (Mb) are there...Ch. 1 - What is the volume of a liter in cubic...Ch. 1 - Show that 1 cubic meter contains 1000 L.Ch. 1 - Water is sold in half-liter bottles. What is the...Ch. 1 - A rectangular container measuring 10 cm 20 cm 25...Ch. 1 - Write the following quantities in standard units....Ch. 1 - Fill in the blanks with the correct numbers for...Ch. 1 - Compute, in centimeters and in meters, the height...Ch. 1 - If the DNA strand in a molecule could be stretched...Ch. 1 - In Fig 1.15b, is the conversion on the sign exact?...Ch. 1 - If we changed our speed limit signs to metric,...Ch. 1 - Is the following statement reasonable? (Justify...Ch. 1 - Is the following statement reasonable? The area of...Ch. 1 - Referring to number 6 in Applying Your Knowledge,...Ch. 1 - The Hoover Dam Bridge connecting Arizona and...Ch. 1 - A popular saying is Give him an inch, and hell...Ch. 1 - A metric ton is 1000 kg, and a British ton is 2000...Ch. 1 - Compute the density in g/cm3 of a piece of metal...Ch. 1 - What is the volume of a piece of iron ( = 7.9...Ch. 1 - Round the following numbers to two significant...Ch. 1 - Round the following numbers to three significant...Ch. 1 - Round the following numbers to three significant...Ch. 1 - Round the following numbers to four significant...Ch. 1 - What is the result of (3.15 m 1.53 m)/0.78 m with...Ch. 1 - The calculator result of multiplying 2.15 is...

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