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Definition Mass: The amount of matter in an object. Defined as Mass = Density * Volume Volume: The amount of space occupied by a three-dimensional object or region of space, expressed in cubic units. Defined as Volume = Mass / Density Density: The amount of matter in an object (mass), per unit of volume occupied. Defined as Density = Mass / Volume. Aim 1. Learn to use and read the vernier and micrometer calipers. 2. Know the difference between mass, density, and volume and how to determine these three. Purpose The vernier calipers are an instrument which is ideal for measuring rectangular dimension and circular diameters that has metric and English scales. In this experiment these were used to measure the thickness of the rod, the steel ball diameter, and the thickness of the manual. The micrometer caliper provides very accurate measurements of small lengths such as thin sheets or wires. In the experiment this was used to measure the thickness of pages and the thickness of the metal sheet. The density of a substance is the mass per unit volume of an object and is defined as D = M/V. All masses were determined using a balance and then checked twice using the accepted densities and the density formula.
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1. Explain the probable source of error in the experimental determination
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This note was uploaded on 09/16/2008 for the course ENG 111 taught by Professor Kirshnovak during the Fall '08 term at Rowan.

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