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2.0: The Scale of the Atomic World

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  • Unit 1 Objectives

    By the end of this unit, you will be able to:

    • Explain the process of measurement
    • Identify the three basic parts of a quantity
    • Describe the properties and units of length, mass, volume, density, and time
    • Perform basic unit calculations and conversions in the metric and other unit systems
    • Explain the dimensional analysis (factor label) approach to mathematical calculations involving quantities
    • Use dimensional analysis to carry out unit conversions for a given property and computations involving two or more properties
    • Perform dimensional analysis calculations with units raised to a power
    • Use density as a conversion factor