Physics Chapter 1 Vocab

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Physics Chapter 1 Vocab
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Physics Chapter 1 Vocab- 1.1- 1.3
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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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