* The MKS system (meter, kilogram, second)

* Powers of 10 (also called scientific notation)

* Speed vs velocity

* Speed of light in scientific notation to two significant figures

* Of special interest is that meter is now defined in such a way that the speed of light (a fundamental physical phenomenon) is a specific integer number (given in class) in m/s

* Two significant figures (rounding off rules)

* The ubiquitous pi:

** lenghth of the circumsference of a circle

** area of a disc

** area of the surface of a sphere

* Density

* Guidance to HW1, which asks student to apply the above info.

Related reading material: A-4 to A-12 of Cosmic Perspective, 3rd ed.

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* We will give an overview of the subject of the course by viewing the multimedia movie made by Chau's Davis Honor's Challenge Seminar class of 2001.