On Tuesday you will have your first exam. Here is a checklist of problems and concepts you will need to know:

Be able to:

- count significant figures in a number
- perform addition/subtraction and multiplication/division and present the answer with the correct significant figures
- explain the difference between precision and accuracy
- convert numbers from decimal form to scientific notation and vice versa
- carry out metric conversions with the units of milli, kilo, and centi
- carry out metric to English conversions given the correct conversion factors
- solve density problems
- explain the difference between kinetic and potential energy and give examples
- give the symbols and names of the most common elements (highlighted in yellow on your periodic table)
- classify matter as gas, liquid, solid, and colloid and give examples
- name the types of phase transitions: melting, condensing, evaporating, etc.
- calculate heat, mass, change in temperature or specific heat using the heat equation
- calculate an unknown specific heat using the heat transfer equation
- explain the terms of the scientific method: hypothesis, law, theory, qualitative and quantitative data, observation

What will be given to you:

I will print the heat transfer equations on the exam. I will also give you any English – Metric conversion factors. I will remind you that the density of water is 1.00 gram per milliliter and that the specific heat of water is 1.00 calorie or 4.184 joules per gram-degree. I will also give you a copy of the periodic table with the symbols but no names printed on it.

Email me if you have any questions…