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Math skills are always important in physics. As you move to the next chapters, you will be asked to know more and more math. I hope this chapter helped you become more familiar with math questions.

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Chapter 1 Quiz:

1. Convert the following scientific notations into decimal numbers.

a. 5.8 * 102
b. 1.2 * 10-3
c. 9.30001 * 100

2. State the number of significant digits:

a. 1.10
b. 0.000000023000
c. 12004

3. Solve the following problem with correct numbers of significant digits.

a. 7.29 + 2.0001 - 3.2
b. 100.3 - 5.2 * 3.11
c. 2.1 * 5.2 - 1.45 / 0.02303

4. Solve the following equation for x.

a. 5 = 2x - 1
b. 36 = 4x2
c. 5x = 15

5. You are looking up at the top of a building at 30 degrees. If the building is 20 m tall, how far are you from the building? Assume that you are 1.70 m tall. (e.g. "10.5 m")

 

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