31 True/False questions

standard → defined as 9,192,631,770 vibrations of the cesium 133 atom

fundamental quantity → the result of direct measurement or physical characteristics

dimensional analysis → deals with subjects studied by physicists from the time of Galileo

derived unit → the arithmetic combination of fundamental units, such as the cubic meter or cubic foot

cogitation → when one fraction is equal to another fraction

classical physics → deals with subjects studied by physicists from the time of Galileo

meter → the first international standar of unit of length, indicated by a metal bar with inscribed marks

cgs system → the first international standar of unit of length, indicated by a metal bar with inscribed marks

proportion → series of measurements may be defined as their closeness to each other

fundamental unit → the result of direct measurement or physical characteristics

special revelation → the truth about God that can be found through the study of nature

literal equation → an equation with variables standing for quantities

accuracy → the precision of a measuring instrument

derived quantity → a quantity measured in terms of a derived unit

exact number → all measurements of the same mass should differ no more than 0.000 001 g above or below the average

observation → the careful watching and recording of events in nature for the purpose of enlarging what you already know

kilogram → the SI unit of mass

physical quantities → a quantity measured in terms of a derived unit

precision → when one fraction is equal to another fraction

general revelation → the truth about God that can be found through the study of nature

second → the first international standar of unit of length, indicated by a metal bar with inscribed marks

tolerance → the precision of a measuring instrument

mean value → an unalterable fact that, by general agreement, sets the unit value of a fundamental physical quantity

significant digits → digits that convey information about the actual time of what you are measureing

physics → series of measurements may be defined as their closeness to each other

Modern physics → concerned with matter and energy

error of measurement → when one fraction is equal to another fraction

systematic error → some cause that affects every measurement in the same way

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

random error → cannot be eliminated and can include a host of unpredictable and uncontrollable factors in the shifting background of measurement

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