Phys 0174 - Lecture 2

Phys 0174 - Lecture 2 - PHYS 0174 Fall 2008 P. Koehler This...

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Unformatted text preview: PHYS 0174 Fall 2008 P. Koehler This first week we will have: All three lectures (MWF) Both Computer Exercise sessions (M or W) But NO RECITATIONS (they will start next week) PHYS 0174 Fall 2008 P. Koehler Reminder - LON-CAPA Assignment #01 (due Friday, Aug. 29 at 10:00 pm): For your password use: 7-digit Peoplesoft ID number (you can find it on your registration form) PHYS 0174 Fall 2008 P. Koehler Lecture 2 (Aug. 27, 2008): Systems of units Dimensional analysis Measurement uncertainly & significant figures Scientific notation PHYS 0174 Fall 2008 P. Koehler Systems of Units: In order to communicate the result of a measurement, one must give units The units given to mass, length, and time form the basis of different systems of units; other units are derived from them Two common systems of units you will encounter are SI (aka metric) system and the British System; you need to know the conversion factors PHYS 0174 Fall 2008 P. KoehlerPHYS 0174 Fall 2008 P....
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Phys 0174 - Lecture 2 - PHYS 0174 Fall 2008 P. Koehler This...

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