chapter 1 vocab

Mesurment

A determination of the amount of something (that has two parts)

unit

a fixed amount of something like cm of distance

english system (customary, imperial)

measurement system in the us

si system

measurement system used in science and the rest of the world

si prefixes

milli-meterdeci-metercenti-meterdeka-meterhecto-meterkilo-meter

distance

the amount of space between two points

length

a measured distance

conversion factor

a ratio that has a value of one, and is used when setting up a unit conversion problem

dimensional analysis

A method of using conversion factors and unit canceling to solve a unit conversion problem.