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  1. standarddefined as 9,192,631,770 vibrations of the cesium- 133 atom

          

  2. fundamental quantitythe result of direct measurement or physical characteristics

          

  3. dimensional analysisdeals with subjects studied by physicists from the time of Galileo

          

  4. derived unitthe arithmetic combination of fundamental units, such as the cubic meter or cubic foot

          

  5. cogitationwhen one fraction is equal to another fraction

          

  6. classical physicsdeals with subjects studied by physicists from the time of Galileo

          

  7. meterthe first international standar of unit of length, indicated by a metal bar with inscribed marks

          

  8. cgs systemthe first international standar of unit of length, indicated by a metal bar with inscribed marks

          

  9. proportionseries of measurements may be defined as their closeness to each other

          

  10. fundamental unitthe result of direct measurement or physical characteristics

          

  11. special revelationthe truth about God that can be found through the study of nature

          

  12. literal equationan equation with variables standing for quantities

          

  13. accuracythe precision of a measuring instrument

          

  14. derived quantitya quantity measured in terms of a derived unit

          

  15. exact numberall measurements of the same mass should differ no more than 0.000 001 g above or below the average

          

  16. observationthe careful watching and recording of events in nature for the purpose of enlarging what you already know

          

  17. kilogramthe SI unit of mass

          

  18. physical quantitiesa quantity measured in terms of a derived unit

          

  19. precisionwhen one fraction is equal to another fraction

          

  20. general revelationthe truth about God that can be found through the study of nature

          

  21. secondthe first international standar of unit of length, indicated by a metal bar with inscribed marks

          

  22. tolerancethe precision of a measuring instrument

          

  23. mean valuean unalterable fact that, by general agreement, sets the unit value of a fundamental physical quantity

          

  24. significant digitsdigits that convey information about the actual time of what you are measureing

          

  25. physicsseries of measurements may be defined as their closeness to each other

          

  26. Modern physicsconcerned with matter and energy

          

  27. error of measurementwhen one fraction is equal to another fraction

          

  28. systematic errorsome cause that affects every measurement in the same way

          

  29. metric system (SI) (MKS system)the system most commonly used in the US for everyday measurements

          

  30. random errorcannot be eliminated and can include a host of unpredictable and uncontrollable factors in the shifting background of measurement

          

  31. U.S. customary system (FPS system)the system most commonly used in the US for everyday measurements