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Prefixes Use with SI units

 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:41 am    Post subject: Prefixes Use with SI units Reply with quote

Gaga is 1 000 000 000 simple G
Mega is 1 000 000 m
kilo is 1 000 K
dec is 0.1 d
milli is 0.001 m
mico is 0.000 001 um
nano is 0.000 000 001 n
pico is 0.000 000 000 001 p
femto is 0.000 000 000 000 001 f
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually it's giga, deci and micro (μ), no capitals for the names but capitalised symbols for mega (M) and up!

More info here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SI_prefix
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

redset wrote:
Actually it's giga
You know, this girl keeps on being kind of trendy. If not, ask YouTube! Laughing

Anyway...

Thanks for the info! I wish there were any way to learn it by heart by means of mnemonics.

Thank you!!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The table lists the prefixes used to denote decimal fractions and multiples of SI units and derived SI units. The factos are 103n except around unity where additional prefixes are permitted to denote 10-2 10-1 100 101 102. Compound prefixes are not permitted (e.g. millimicro). The prefix attaches directly to the name of a unit, and a prefix symbol attaches directly to the symbol for a unit.

Prefixes for SI Units and Derived SI Units
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