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4.7: Unit 4 Review

  • Page ID
    17735
  • Key Terms and Concepts

    Mass

    Volume

    Density

    Weight

    Apparent Weight

    Static Equilibrium

    Net Force

    Buoyant Force

    Archimedes' Principle

    Hydrostatic Weighing

    Specific Gravity

    Learner Outcomes

    1. Define mass, volume, density, weight and apparent weight.[1]
    2. Explain how mass and weight are related when near the surface of Earth and calculate one from the other.[1,2]
    3. Apply the concept of static equilibrium to determine the magnitude and direction of unknown forces.[3]
    4. Apply Archimedes’ principle to determine the buoyant force objects and decide if they will sink or float.[2]
    5. Determine density from mass and volume measurements and via hydrostatic weighing.[4]