Earth Science  Tools & Skills in Earth Science
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1
Vertical (or Y) axis
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 Vertical axis in a plane coordinate system
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2
Independent variable
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 a variable(x) whose variation does not depend on that of another
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3
Horizontal (or X) axis
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 Horizontal axis in a plane coordinate system.
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Name (of a variable)
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 all names of field arrays contained in the table
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5
Units (of a variable)
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 unit of measurement or any division of quantity
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Value (of a variable)
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 numerical quantity measured
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7
Table
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 Used to organize data as part of experiments. Makes it easier to see patterns in data. Analyzed to determine the relationship of one variable to another.
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Graph
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 Used to organize data as part of experiments. Makes it easier to see patterns in data. Analyzed to determine the relationship of one variable to another.
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9
Rectangular coordinate system
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 Contains 4 quadrants, a horizontal axis, a vertical axis, and the origin.
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Relationship
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 The way in which 2 or more concepts, objects, or people are connected.
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Quantitative
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 Measuring the quantity of something
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Dependent variable
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 A variable(y) whose value depends on that of another. (data)
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13
Title
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 the name of a graph or table
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14
Axis scales
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 value of an axis
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15
Consistent increments
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 consistency in increments or scale of graph
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Points
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 coordinates, precise location of something
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17
Line of best fit
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 straight line that best represents the data
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18
Curve fitting
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 process of constructing a curve
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19
Equation
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 statement that the values of 2 expressions are equal
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20
Curve
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 line that gradually deviates from being straight
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21
y=mx+b
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 linear equation (slope of line)
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22
Slope
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 steepness of a line
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23
Y2Y1/X2X1
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 finds slope (equation of line)
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24
rise/run
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 slope of line
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Rate of change
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 slope of the line, difference between 2 output values divided by 2 input values
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Yintercept
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 where line crosses the yaxis
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Legend
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 key
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28
Dimensional analysis
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 an approach to solving problems that focuses on the way the units of the problem are used to set up problem
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Known
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 what is known
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Unknown
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 not knowing
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Conversion factor
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 An arithmetical multiplier for converting a quantity expressed in one set of units into an equivalent expressed in another
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32
Uncertainty
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 state of being uncertain
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33
Scientific notation
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 standard formway of writing numbers
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34
exponent
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 powers...ex) 10^2
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35
Significant Figures
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 those digits that carry meaning to its precision
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36
Placeholder
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 0.0significant zero in the decimal representation of number
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37
Pi
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 circumference/diameter or ratio of circumference over diameter
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International System of Units
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 metric system and examples include meter, kilogram, and seconds
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39
Percent Error
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 ( acceptmeasured / accepted ) x 100
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Density
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 mass/volume
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