Sometimes a physical quantity is too big or too small to be conveniently expressed in basic units. Q p u is the initial velocity, v is the final velocity and t is the time. Measurements act as labels which make those values more useful in terms of details. Igcsephysics class test no2 topic1 measurements 16th. Size of a molecule to measure a very small size like that of a. This pdf textbook covers all the core and supplement material and can be used by students following both the core and extended syllabuses. Momentum cie igcse 0625 physics revision 2017 and 2018. Kinematic viscosity units centistoke stoke foot squaresecond meter squaresecond cs st ft2s m2s.
For example, length and time are measured in completely different units. Main points to be studied in this section measurements use and describe the use of rules and measuring cylinders to calculate a length or a volume use and describe the use of a mechanical method for the measurement of a small distance including use of a micrometer screw gauge use and describe the. Simple experiments may be designed to measure, for example, the. A complete set of these units, both the base units and derived units, is known as the system of units. R o p v is the velocity in ms, s is the distance or displacement in meters and t is the time in seconds 2 for acceleration a r. Find out more about resource plus, a collection of additional teaching and learning resources which have recently been launched to support the delivery of key topics and skills in cambridge igcse physics.
May 03, 2015 this video goes over the basics of which devices are used in measurements of time, length and volume. Important contributions to classical physics were provided by newton, who developed classical mechanics as a systematic theory and was one of the originators. The unknown physical quantity was the length of book. Match the following units with the entry of correct serial number of the quantities in the last column. Measurement and uncertainty physics is a quantitative, experimental science. Among these are mass, length, time, velocity, force, density, temperature, electric current, and numerous others. Normal body temperature of a healthy human being is. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Examples of derived units include m 2, m 3, kgm 3 and ms 2.
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Sep 18, 2014 dear year 9 and 10 physics learners i have now added the test questions and answers for this section. Measurements the foundation of physics rests upon physical quantities in terms of which the laws of physics are expressed. For any measurement, the unit being used must be stated to give an understanding of the scale of the measurement. Use and describe the use of a mechanical method for the measurement of a small distance including use of a micrometer screw gaugeuse and describe the use of clocks and devices for measuring an interval of time.
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