4.7: Unit 4 Review


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]

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