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Physics:

3 Assumptions of Science with Verses: The world is consistent: Romans 1:20 The world is logical: Proverbs 8 The world is understandable: Romans 1:18-21, Isaiah 40

Definition of Science: Science: using observation and generalization to uncover the regularities by which God governs his physical universe. The 7 Base Units: Meter (m) Kilogram (kg) Second (s) Kelvin (K) Mole (mol) Ampere (A) Candela (cd)

The Definition of a Base Unit: One meter is the distance traveled by light in a vacuum during a time of 1/299,792,458 seconds.

Derived Unit: m/s is derived because it is two units expressed as one to define a measurement.

Aristotelian Science VS Galileo Aristotelian Science is more concerned with why things work, whereas Galileo focused more on how things work (while still paying tribute to the why questions). For the test, be able to evaluate a statement as falling under one of these philosophies or the other. Scientific Notation: Be prepared to have Scientific Notation Questions on the test. Maybe you should practice some quickly? Remember the rules of Exponents.

Acceleration and Velocity: Velocity Equation: V = d / t (V = velocity, d = distance/displacement, t = time) Acceleration Equation: A = v / t (A = acceleration, v = velocity, t = time) Velocity is the speed/rate of an object/person, Acceleration is the change in the speed/rate. Equations: VF = at + Vo S = So + Vot + at2 Know how to get to these equations with the other equations in mind.

Vector Problems: Know how to solve vector problems using components, coordinate systems, and all while showing work. Motion Diagrams: Be able to construct a motion diagram for any occasion.

Scalars/Vectors: Identify if something is a scalar quantity or a vector quantity. Scalar is magnitude only with no direction, vector is direction and magnitude. Parts of an Experiment: Explain why we do the pre-lab (so we have a plan for how to conduct the experiment as well as knowing what knowledge we have procured ahead of time). Explain how we operate during the lab (precision, multiple trials to check for consistency, making sure answers make sense). Explain why we do lab write-ups (to communicate the information found in the lab in a way so other people can understand it).