Physical Science Chapter 1 Vocab

Measurement

a determination of the amount of something

Unit

part of a measurement that tells us what scale or standard is being used to represent the results of the measurement

Customary System

used for everyday measurements in the United States.

SI System (Metric System)

The International and Scientific way of measurement

kilo

1000 units

deci

one tenth of a unit

centi

one hundredth of a unit

deca

10 units

hecto

one hundred units

millo

one thousandth of a unit

Distance

the amount of space between two points

Length

The measurement of units in distance

conversion factor

A measurement in dimensional analysis

dimensional analysis

The method of converting units