Two common "definitions" for Science:

  1. The body of knowledge and rules/laws/theories we have discovered regarding the natural world.

  2. The method of discovery and confirmation used by scientists. Classically we describe this process as the "Scientific Method" summarized in the steps below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Measurements

Significant figures:

For measurements we want to be sure we convey the precision (repeatability) of our measurements using significant figures. [covered in lab & problem set] You should note a couple of aspects of significant figures

caliper with one quarter

caliper closeup

What is the last digit?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 quarter measure with caliper

What is the last digit?

 

 

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