Chapter 1 - SI UNITS AND CONVERSIONS

Measurment

The way of determining the amount of something either with a unit and a number

Unit

A standard quantity in terms of which other quantities may be expressed.

English system

a system of measuring that uses length units of inches, feet, and miles

SI system

International System of units based on the metric system and units of 10

milli

thousandth

deci

tenth

centi

hundredth

deca

ten

hecto

hundred

kilo

thousand

distance

The length of a path between two points

lenght

Distance between two points

conversion factor

a ratio of equivalent measurements used to convert a quantity from one unit to another

dimentional analysis

a mathematical technique that allows you to use units to solve problems involving measurements