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  1. SECTION I: MEASUREMENT

    1. Physical Quantities, Units & Measurement
    7 Topics
  2. SECTION II: NEWTONIAN MECHANICS
    2. Kinematics
    8 Topics
  3. 3. Dynamics (Forces)
    7 Topics
  4. 4. Mass, Weight & Density
    4 Topics
  5. 5. Turning Effect of Forces
    4 Topics
  6. 6. Energy, Work & Power
    4 Topics
  7. 7. Pressure
    3 Topics
  8. SECTION III: THERMAL PHYSICS
    8. Temperature
    2 Topics
  9. 9. Kinetic Model of Matter
    2 Topics
  10. 10. Transfer of Thermal Energy
    5 Topics
  11. 11. Thermal Properties of Matter
    3 Topics
  12. SECTION IV: WAVES
    12. General Wave Properties
    3 Topics
  13. 13. Light
    7 Topics
  14. 14. Electromagnetic Spectrum
    2 Topics
  15. 15. Sound
    5 Topics
  16. SECTION V: ELECTRICITY & MAGNETISM
    16. Static Electricity
    5 Topics
  17. 17. Current of Electricity
    3 Topics
  18. 18. D.C. Circuits
    2 Topics
  19. 19. Practical Electricity
    4 Topics
  20. 20. Magnetism
    4 Topics
  21. 21. Electromagnetism
    3 Topics
  22. 22. Electromagnetic Induction
    4 Topics
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What is the precision of an instrument?

  • It is the smallest unit an instrument can measure

Accuracy of Instruments

Meter Ruler

  • Measurement: Several cm up to a metre
  • Accuracy : 0.1cm

Tape measure

  • Measurement: Several metres
  • Accuracy : 0.1cm

Vernier Caliper

  • Measurement: Typically 1cm to 10cm
  • Accuracy : 0.01cm

Micrometer screw gauge

  • Measurement: Typically less than 2.5 cm
  • Accuracy : 0.001cm