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Question 1: The history of measurements is a topic within the ________.
Historiography of scienceScientific methodHistory of science and technologyPhilosophy of science

Question 2: In the United States, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (________), a division of the United States Department of Commerce, regulates commercial measurements.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationNational Technical Information ServiceNational Institute of Standards and TechnologyBureau of Industry and Security

Question 3: The unambiguous meaning of the measurement problem is an unresolved fundamental problem in ________.
Quantum mechanicsIntroduction to quantum mechanicsSchrödinger equationWave–particle duality

Question 4: A ruler or rule is a tool used in, for example, ________, technical drawing, engineering, and carpentry, to measure distances or to draw straight lines.
ManifoldMathematicsGeometryAlgebraic geometry

Question 5: In ________, a measurement is the "collapse of the wavefunction".
Quantum mechanicsWave–particle dualityIntroduction to quantum mechanicsSchrödinger equation

Question 6: ________ (electric charge of electrons, protons, etc.)
Elementary chargePlanck constantAvogadro constantPhysical constant

Question 7: The definition or specification of precise standards of measurement involves two key features, which are evident in the ________ (SI).
Systems of measurementInternational System of UnitsConversion of unitsMetric system

Question 8: There is nothing inherent in nature which dictates that an ________ has to be a certain length, or that a mile is a better measure of distance than a kilometer.
Foot (length)United States customary unitsYardInch

Question 9: The Australian building trades adopted the metric system in 1966 and the units used for measurement of length are ________ (m) and millimetres (mm).
10 megametres1 decametre100 megametresMetre

Question 10: The SI was developed in 1960 from the metre-kilogram-________ (MKS) system, rather than the centimetre-gram-second (CGS) system, which, in turn, had many variants.
SecondClockCoordinated Universal TimeInternational Atomic Time


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