Order of Magnitude

y The order of magnitude of a measurement:

rounding to the power of 10 closest to its value y Example: order of magnitude of: y 1284 kg (1.284 x103) is 103 y 8756 kg (8.756 x 103 ) is 104 (rounds up) y Useful for comparing quantities, such as mass or distance, and for estimating the answers to problems involving complex calculations.

Percent Error
experimental - accepted Percent Error ! v100 accepted

Direct and Inverse Proportions
y Directly Proportional

a change in one quantity is accompanied by an identical change in the other. y Slope - aka constant of proportionality y Ex: y=2x y y increases as x increases

Direct and Inverse Proportions
y Inversely

Proportional an increase in one quantity causes a decrease in the other. y The product of the two quantities is constant y Ex: F=ma y If m increases then a decreases y Graph is a hyperbola

Trigonometry Soh Cah - Toa

And don t forget the Pythagorean Theorem: a 2 + b2 = hyp 2

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