# Physics Chapter 1 Vocab

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1. A rule that tells you how or why something happens the particular way it does
Natural law
2. Situation you carefully set up to see what happens under controlled conditions
Experiment
3. Is the detailed thinking you do to interpret and understand what you observe
Analysis
4. Measure of the amount of matter that makes up an object
Mass
5. A collection of matter and processes thta occur in a certain space and can be studied
System
6. Large enough to be observed and measured directly
Macroscopic
7. Process used to conduct an experiment
Scientific method
8. Variable that is the cause of change in the system
Independent variable
9. Variable that shows the effect of those changes
Dependent variable
10. Variable that is kept the same
Control variable
11. Variable that is changed
Experimental variable
12. Measure of a system's ability to change or create change in other systems
Energy
13. An explanation that links the variables in a system through cause nd effect relationship
Model
14. Amount of space between two points
Distance
15. Units distance is measured
Length
16. A system of measuring that uses distance units of inches, yards, and miles
English system
17. A system of measuring based on the meter and the kilogram and using multiple of 10 (International System of Units)
Metric system
18. Quantity of time
Time interval
19. Based unit of time in both English and Metric systems
Second
20. Is the distance it travels divided by the time it takes
Speed
21. The same distance is traveled every second
Constant speed
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