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nm to m

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:16 pm
by Guadalupe T 1E
When given the wavelength in nm, how do we convert it to m?

Re: nm to m

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:20 pm
by Rachel Lu_dis1H
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

Re: nm to m

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:20 pm
by Joshua Hughes 1L
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.

Re: nm to m

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:20 pm
by Dylan Davisson 2B
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.

Re: nm to m

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:21 pm
by Joshua Hughes 1L
oops sorry, we posted almost at the same time and i didnt see that someone else posted