01 Measurement

1.1 Introduction

  1. Nasa Orbiter Mishap: https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1999-oct-01-mn-17288-story.html

1.2 Base Quantities and Units

  1. Game: Who wants to be a Base Unit?

1.3 Derived Quantities and Units

  1. “Lego” blocks of units
  2. Examples for IP3 using speed, volume, density

1.4 Prefixes

  1. Powers of Ten: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhofN1xX6u0

1.5 Conversion of Units

  1. Practice conversion of $km h^{-1}$ to $m s^{-1}$; $kg m^{-3}$ to $g cm^{-3}$