nm to m

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Guadalupe T 1E
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nm to m

Postby Guadalupe T 1E » Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:16 pm

When given the wavelength in nm, how do we convert it to m?

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Re: nm to m

Postby Rachel Lu_dis1H » Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:20 pm

When given the wavelength in nm, how do we convert it to m?
the conversion is 1 nm= 1x10^-9 m. So if you're given 1nm you multiply 1nm by (1m / 1x10^9nm). Or, you can do 1nm x 1x10^-9 m/nm. basically you want to cancel out nm to get m

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Re: nm to m

Postby Joshua Hughes 1L » Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:20 pm

nm is nanometers which is 10^-9 meters and you can use this to convert between the two. so 2nm is 2 x 10^-9 meters.

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Re: nm to m

Postby Dylan Davisson 2B » Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:20 pm

nm is just the size of the measurement used. A nanometer is equal to 1*10^-9 meters. So to get nm to m, just multiply by 1*10^-9.

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Re: nm to m

Postby Joshua Hughes 1L » Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:21 pm

oops sorry, we posted almost at the same time and i didnt see that someone else posted


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