Quanties that can be measured
a physical quantity that cannot be defined in terms of other physical quantities.
a physical quantity which is obtained by combining base quantities by multiplication, division or both multiplication and division.
Physical quantities which only have magnitude only
Physical quantities which have magnitude and direction
Accuracy of a measurement is how close the value of a measurement
to the actual value.
. Accuracy can be improved by : -
(a) repeated readings are taken and the average value is calculated
(b) avoid parallax errors
(c) avoid zero errors
(d) use measuring instruments with a higher accuracy.
Consistency / Precision of an instrument is the ability of the instrument
to measure a quantity with little or no deviation among measurements.
Sensitivity of an instrument is its ability to detect a small change in the
quantity to be measured.