Measurement in Physics Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1.

You measure the mass of a block five times and get the following values: 0.45 g, 0.55 g, 0.40 g, 0.60 g, 0.50 g

The true mass is known to be 0.50 g. How would you characterize your measurements?

Question 2 2.

You measure the mass of a block five times and get the following values: 0.48 g, 0.51 g, 0.50 g, 0.49 g, 0.50 g

The true mass is known to be 0.60 g. What is the percent error?

Question 3 3.

You measure the mass of a block five times and get the following values: 0.48 g, 0.51 g, 0.50 g, 0.49 g, 0.50 g

The true mass is known to be 0.60 g. How would you characterize your measurements?

Question 4 4. A measure of how close your measurements are to a true or accepted value of the measured quantity is called:

Question 5 5. What is SI units shorthand for?

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Question 6 6. What is the point of having units in the sciences?

Question 7 7. In the SI units, what makes the base units special?

Question 8 8. Which of the following is an example of a unit?

Question 9 9. Which of the following is a conversion factor?

Question 10 10. The density of mercury is 13.6 g/mL. What is its density in lbs/L? (Hint: 1 lb = 0.454 kg)

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Question 11 11. One mole of aluminum atoms has a mass of 27 grams. How many grams are in 9.0 moles of aluminum?

Question 12 12. If you are driving at a speed of 55.0 miles per hour, then what is your speed in meters per second? (Hint: 1 mile = 1,600 meters.)

Question 13 13. Write 658 in scientific notation.

Question 14 14. If you add an order of magnitude 3 number with an order of magnitude number 2 number, the resulting order of magnitude is

Question 15 15. What is the order of magnitude of the number 243 ?

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Question 16 16. An estimate of 846(10 + 1)/36 is order of magnitude

Question 17 17. How many significant figures are in the number 0.220?

Question 18 18. How many significant figures should the product of 1.2 x 1.4592 contain?

Question 19 19. Which measurement has higher uncertainty?

Question 20 20. You are measuring the volume of a liquid that is 20.31 mL. What are your certain digits in this measurement?

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Question 21 21. Which tool is used to measure length?

Question 22 22. Displacement is used to measure which of the following:

Question 23 23. If you wanted to measure the diameter of pipe, what would be the best tool to use?

Question 24 24. Which tool can you use to measure how long it takes you to run one kilometer?

Question 25 25. Which of the following is not true of order of magnitude?

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Question 26 26. In which of the following cases would it not be helpful to use order of magnitude estimation?

Question 27 27. What is the order of magnitude for 0.000567?

Question 28 28. How many orders of magnitude are in the number 567,230,356?

Question 29 29. A measure of how closely repeated measurements agree with each other is:

Question 30 30. What do we call an SI unit that is created by combining base units using algebra?

Measurement in Physics Chapter Exam Instructions

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