Physics Definitions Chapter 1

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Physics Definitions Chapter 1
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  1. an indication of how objectively true a measurement is
    accuarcy
  2. measurement method that uses an instrument's continuos scale
    analog 
  3. a process of comparing a measuring scale to one known to be true
    calibration
  4. measurement method that is based on observations of discrete events
    digital
  5. an assumption or a prediction before an experiment
    hypothesis 
  6. the organization of SI is built from seven base quantities
    international system of units (SI)
  7. the apparent shift in the position of an object as seen from different angles
    paralax
  8. the exactness or fineness of a measuring scale or an indication of how well readings between the divisions of a measuring scale can be estimated
    precision
  9. the number of digits that properly describe a measurement or calculation based on a measurement 
    significant figures
  10. in general, it is one-half the smallest division of a measuring scale
    uncertainty 
  11. describes a standard size for how much of a quantity is being measured
    unit
  12. system established in the early nineteenth century.  derived from the measuring system assembled by England's Queen Elizabeth incorporates medieval form of measurements 
    USCS (US Customary System)
  13. a process to ensure measurements are made from the starting point of a measurement scale
    zeroing

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