Angstrom's Constant

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Jacob Villar 2C
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Angstrom's Constant

Postby Jacob Villar 2C » Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:57 pm

So I know that the equivalent of an Angstrom unit is 1A = 10^-10 m, but how would you convert to other significant units such as centimeters or picometers? DO you multiply by tens when converting to smaller units, or do you multiply by tens when converting to larger units

Jedrick Zablan 3L
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Re: Angstrom's Constant

Postby Jedrick Zablan 3L » Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:59 pm

You would convert it like any other prefix for SI Units. So you would multiply by 10s if it is less than an angstrom and divide by 10s if it is more than an angstrom.

katrinawong3d
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Re: Angstrom's Constant

Postby katrinawong3d » Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:01 pm

You would multiply by tens to get smaller units.

Lauren Bui 1E
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Re: Angstrom's Constant

Postby Lauren Bui 1E » Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:01 pm

You can use dimensional analysis to set up a conversion from Angstroms to another SI unit, just like you would from one SI unit to another.

605136321
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Re: Angstrom's Constant

Postby 605136321 » Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:03 pm

Yes for example when converting from 1 angstrom which is 1*10^-10m to mm you would multiply by 10^3 which would give you 10^-7

Kaitlynn Tran 3F
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Re: Angstrom's Constant

Postby Kaitlynn Tran 3F » Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:41 pm

Multiply by 10^n to get to a smaller unit, and divide by 10^n to get to a smaller unit. In simpler terms, you can move the decimal to the right for smaller units or to the left for larger units.


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