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spacerspacerIntroduction
spacerspacerObjectives
spacerspacerReading

spacer1.1
Metric
spacerSystem
spacerSI System
spacerBritish System

spacer1.2 Temperature
spacerMeasure-
spacerments

spacer1.3 Scientific
spacerNotation

spacer1.4 Dimensional
spacerAnalysis

spacer1.5 Precision,
spacerAccuracy,
spacerUncertainty

spacerLimitation of the Measuring Instrument
spacerAnalysis of the Limitation of a Ruler
spacerAnalysis of the Limitation of another Ruler
spacer1.6 Significant
spacerFigures

spacerThe Magnitude and Reliability of the Measurement
spacerFive Rules for Determining the number of Significant Figures in a Measurement

spacer1.7 Calculations
spacerInvolving
spacerSignificant
spacerFigures
spacerRules for Rounding off Numbers
spacerRules for Addition  and Subtraction

spacerRules for Multiplication and Division

spacer1.8 Density
spacerDensity and Temperature
spacer1.9 Specific
spacerGravity
spacerspacerProblems
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MEASUREMENT

Objectives

On completion of the unit you should be able to:

  1. define the following terms:
    • mass, volume, temperature, significant figures, density and specific gravity.
  2. identify the number of significant figures in a measurement.
  3. round off the results of calculations to the correct number of significant figures.
  4. express measurements in scientific notation with the correct number of significant figures.
  5. identify the SI units commonly used to measure mass, volume, length and temperature.
  6. define the commonly used metric prefixes.
  7. perform conversions using conversion factors.
  8. given any of the following (mass, volume and density), calculate the unknown.
  9. given any two of the following (mass, volume and specific gravity), calculate the unknown.

 

 

 

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British Columbia Institute of Technology
Chemistry Department - 3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, B.C. Canada V5G 3H2


All contents copyrighted © 1996-2006
British Columbia Institute of Technology
Chemistry Department - 3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, B.C. Canada V5G 3H2