An Introduction to Physical Science (13th Edition) by James Shipman, Jerry D. Wilson, Charles A. Higgins

By James Shipman, Jerry D. Wilson, Charles A. Higgins

In step with earlier variations of An advent to actual technological know-how, the target of the recent 13th version is to stimulate students' curiosity in and be taught the actual sciences. providing content material in any such manner that scholars strengthen the severe reasoning and problem-solving talents which are wanted in an ever-changing technological international, the authors emphasize basic ideas as they growth throughout the 5 divisions of actual sciences: physics, chemistry, astronomy, meteorology, and geology. perfect for a non-science majors direction, issues are handled either descriptively and quantitatively, supplying teachers the pliability to stress an procedure that works top for his or her scholars.

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15a, the abbreviation mph. is used. Is this a correct abbreviation? Why might it be confusing to some people? 7 Significant Figures 18. 19. 20. 21. 27. Why are significant figures used? What are the metric prefixes for million and millionth? What are the four most common metric prefixes? What is a metric ton, and how is it defined? What is the standard unit of volume in the SI? 28. How are significant figures obtained? 29. If you multiplied 9874 m by 36 m, how many significant figures should you report in your answer?

14 on a calculator and report the result in the proper number of significant figures. Did You Learn? ● Significant figures are a method of expressing measured numbers properly. ● A mathematical result is rounded so as to express the proper number of significant figures. KEY TERMS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 4) system of units metric system British system length meter 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 5) kilo- 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 7) 22 Chapter 1 ● Measurement MATCHING For each of the following items, fill in the number of the appropriate Key Term from the preceding list.

Birds fly. The wind blows the trees. Rivers flow. Even the continents slowly drift. On a larger scale, the Earth rotates on its axis; the Moon revolves around the Earth, which revolves around the Sun; the Sun moves in its galaxy; and the galaxies move with respect to one another. This chapter focuses on describing motion and on defining and discussing terms such as speed, velocity, and acceleration. These concepts will be considered without the forces that produce motion. The discussion of forces is reserved for Chapter 3.

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