Matter is all around us and within us such as anything that we use, touch, eat, etc. is an example of matter. Matter can be as anything that takes up space, and it is composed of miniscule particles called atoms. All stuffs have properties that we can use to categorize them. In a similar way matter has two basic types of properties that we can associate with matter. These properties are known as Physical properties and Chemical properties. All properties of matter are either extensive or intensive and either physical or chemical. Extensive properties, such as mass and volume, depend on the amount of matter that is being measured. Intensive properties, such as density and color, do not depend on the amount of matter. Both extensive and intensive properties are physical properties, which mean they can be measured without changing the substance’s chemical identity. Matter can have multiple dimensions or can be invisible to the naked eye. Different tools enable us to observe and record different types of matter and the different properties of the same matter. Familiarizing with the different types of tools for matter and what qualities of matter they gauge can help you to get a better hold on matter.

This book ‘Quantifying Matter’ illuminates how scientists learned to compute matter and quantify some of its most enthralling and functional properties.