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4.7: Unit 4 Review

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  • Key Terms and Concepts





    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]
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