Ch 1: Types of Scientific Measurement

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The comprehensive lessons in this chapter offer an in-depth look at various types of scientific measurement. Use these lessons and take self-assessment quizzes to enhance your preparations for an upcoming discussion, assignment or test.

Types of Scientific Measurement - Chapter Summary

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  • Share the definition, history and branches of physics
  • Detail the importance of uncertainty and making measurements in science
  • Explain the basics of energy measurement units and unit conversion
  • Define isolated systems in physics
  • Provide details about the elements of the SI
  • Describe the standard units of measurement for weight, length, time and capacity
  • Discuss scientific measurements, significant figures and scientific notation
  • Use the dimensional analysis method for converting units of measurement

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9 Lessons in Chapter 1: Types of Scientific Measurement
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What is Physics? - Definition, History & Branches

1. What is Physics? - Definition, History & Branches

Known as the fundamental science, physics creates a foundation for other natural sciences. In this lesson, you'll be introduced to the field of physics, learning about its history and its modern branches of study.

Measurements & Uncertainty in Science

2. Measurements & Uncertainty in Science

In this lesson, you will discover the importance of precision and accuracy in science while learning to make measurements. Also, you will understand how to perform calculations with measurements that conserve precision and limit uncertainty.

Energy Measurement Units & Unit Conversion

3. Energy Measurement Units & Unit Conversion

It's important to understand both how energy is measured and the different units used in those measurements. In this lesson, you'll learn about common energy measurement units, as well as see examples showing how to convert between them.

Isolated Systems in Physics: Definition and Examples

4. Isolated Systems in Physics: Definition and Examples

Systems are important to understand when studying physics, but they are not always easy to describe. In this video lesson, you'll identify isolated systems and understand what makes them unique.

Elements of the SI: Base & Derived Units

5. Elements of the SI: Base & Derived Units

Discover what we mean by SI units. Then explore SI units further by learning about all the base units, and several examples of the derived units that make up the system.

Standard Units of Measurement for Length, Weight, Time & Capacity

6. Standard Units of Measurement for Length, Weight, Time & Capacity

Watch this video lesson to learn how to recognize the various units of measurement for length, weight, time and volume. Learn to recognize both U.S. units and metric units.

Scientific Measurements: Accuracy, Precision & Percentage Error

7. Scientific Measurements: Accuracy, Precision & Percentage Error

Accuracy, precision, and percentage error all characterize scientific measurements and tell you something about how good the measurements are. In this lesson, learn what these terms mean and how to calculate percentage error.

Significant Figures and Scientific Notation

8. Significant Figures and Scientific Notation

Are 7.5 grams and 7.50 grams the same? How do scientists represent very large and very small quantities? Find out the answers to these questions in this video.

What Is Dimensional Analysis in Chemistry? - Definition, Method & Practice Problems

9. What Is Dimensional Analysis in Chemistry? - Definition, Method & Practice Problems

Learn about units of measurement in chemistry and the common metric prefixes you will see used with those units. Practice converting units of measurement using Dimensional Analysis.

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