Ch 1: Basics of Scientific Measurement & Instruments

About This Chapter

In this overview of the basics of scientific measurement and instruments, you'll learn about topics like accuracy in measurement and scientific notation. The short lessons in this chapter can be a valuable tool for preparing for a test or working on class assignments.

Basics of Scientific Measurement & Instruments - Chapter Summary

In these lessons on the basics of scientific measurement and instruments, you'll learn about topics such as unit conversion and how to use skills found in the game of dominos to solve a chemistry problem. By the end of the chapter, you should be ready to:

  • Discuss unit conversion and dimensional analysis
  • Quantify how much error is in a measurement
  • Explain how scientists represent very small and very large quantities
  • Describe how to take scientific measurements using common instruments

These engaging lessons can help you quickly understand the topics presented, and our expert instructors provide plenty of examples. You can review all the lessons in order, or just look at the ones that cover the topics you need to review. A multiple-choice quiz is available for each lesson to test your knowledge of the basics of scientific measurement and instruments.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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