Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-32162-592-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-32162-592-2

Chapter 1 - Introduction, Measurement, Estimating - Questions: 1

Answer

a) Merits: Using a particular person's foot is advantageous in that the size does not change and can easily be reproduced in various situations (assuming change with age is not a factor) Drawbacks: Lacks accessibility and can be destroyed with certain events b) Merits: Using any person's feet as a standard allows for easy access for any person Drawbacks: Not reproducible, changes with each person, and can be destroyed

Work Step by Step

We take each situation into account and consider if it is accessible, invariable, indestructible, or reproducible. a) Merits: Using a particular person's foot is advantageous in that the size does not change and can easily be reproduced in various situations (assuming change with age is not a factor) Drawbacks: Lacks accessibility and can be destroyed with certain events b) Merits: Using any person's feet as a standard allows for easy access for any person Drawbacks: Not reproducible, changes with each person, and can be destroyed
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