SI Units/conversions memorization  [ENDORSED]

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nick_pantoja_3G
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SI Units/conversions memorization

Postby nick_pantoja_3G » Wed Oct 05, 2016 3:42 pm

Are there an easy ways to memorize the different conversions? I find it hard to remember the different conversions, like putting J in terms of Kg s and m. Etc.

Garrett_Reynolds_1D
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Re: SI Units/conversions memorization  [ENDORSED]

Postby Garrett_Reynolds_1D » Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:03 pm

I would come up with maybe an acronym to help remember the prefixes, otherwise just practice writing them out over and over until they are easy. The main prefixes I would remember for this class are:
giga-10^9
mega-10^6
kilo-10^3
UNIT (meter, ect.) 10^0
deci-10^-1
centi-10^-2
milli-10^-3
micro-10^-6
nano-10^-9
pico-10^-12

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Re: SI Units/conversions memorization

Postby Jessica_Nakahira_1G » Sun Oct 09, 2016 5:52 pm

This does not help much in terms of remember the values of the scientific notation but to help with the order from largest to smallest try the acronym:
Good Models Know How Dunkin Donuts Can Make U Not Petit
Giga, Mega, Kilo, Hecto, Deca, Deci, Centi, Milli, Micro (symbol looks like a “U”), Nano, Pico

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Re: SI Units/conversions memorization

Postby 604746385 » Sun Oct 09, 2016 6:52 pm

Helpful stuff thanks!

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Re: SI Units/conversions memorization

Postby AJ Garalza 2E » Sun Oct 09, 2016 6:55 pm

Thanks so much! I've been having such a hard time remembering these.


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