Covers the history of measurement systems with an emphasis on the metric system and conversion techniques between metric and English systems.
Goals, Topics, and Objectives
- Introduction to metric system.
- Decimals, powers, and exponents.
- Metric units, prefixes, symbols, and linear measure.
- Metric measuring devices.
- Linear and circular measurement.
- Area measurement.
- Volume measurement.
- Mass, force, and pressure.
- Basic layout.
- Time, temperature, energy, substance, and luminosity.
- General conversions.
Assessment and Requirements
QUIZZES - The best 5 of 6 accounts for 75% of the semester grade. Make-ups on missed quizzes will be at the discretion of the Instructor. The first quiz missed will be dropped. Any additional missed quizzes will be recorded as a 0 or zero. All in-class quizzes will be administered with closed books and no notes allowed and only during regularly scheduled class periods.
FINAL - The final examination will account for 25% of the semester grade. The final must be taken to pass the course. The Final will be administered with closed books and no notes allowed and only during regularly scheduled class periods.
Calculator Use: Students are encouraged to bring a calculator to all class sessions. Any scientific calculator will be sufficient for this course.
Texts, handouts, and/or workbooks will be determined by the TAE Department.