UWEC PHYS 211 - Units of Measure and Unit Conversions (2 pages)

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Units of measure, unit conversions, several example problems


Lecture number:
1
Pages:
2
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Course:
Phys 211 - General Physics

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PHYS 211 Lecture 1 Outline of Current Lecture I What is Physics II Units of Measure III Unit Conversions Current Lecture I What is physics Physics attempts to describe nature in an objective way through nature Measurements are expressed in units officially accepted units are called standard units II Units of Measure Major Systems of Units 1 Metric 2 British not used by the British anymore SI Metric Units Mass gram Length meter Volume liter Time second Pearson Education 2010 III Unit Conversions Example 1 These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute Example 2 The Queen Elizabeth II travels 15m on a gallon The distance from Liverpool to New York is 3314 miles A barrel of oil holds 42 gallons and gas costs 75 barrel How many gallons with it use How much will the trip cost 3314 miles 1609m 1mile 1gallon 15m 355 480 gallons 355 480 gallons 1 barrel 42 gallons 75 barrel 635 000



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