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21 Cards in this Set

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a mathematical tool for converting units
unit analysis
the measure of the force of gravity on an object
any space defined by length, width, and height
measuring the volume of an irregularly shaped object by submerging it in water contained in a graduated cylinder and taking before-and-after measurements
water displacement method
the law which states that matter is neither created nor destroyed
law of mass conservation
an instrument for measuring mass
the mass in a unit of volume
the mass of a liter of water
kilogram (kg), or 1000 grams
the quantity of matter in an object
curve seen at a liquid's surface, especially in a graduated cylinder
volume of a cubic decimeter
liter (L)
using the power of 10 to express very large or very small numbers
scientific notation
the basic unit of length of the metric system
meter (m); 39.37 inches
the metric unit of weight
newton (N)
a decimal system of measurements based on the meter
metric system, or SI
9,192,631,770 vibrations of a cesium atom
a second
the basic unit of time
anything that has mass and volume
the expanded metric system
System International (SI)
an instrument for measuring weight
spring scale
all of the certain digits plus one doubtful digit in a measurement
significant digits