Length Units

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Perla Cervantes_1G
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Length Units

Postby Perla Cervantes_1G » Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:53 pm

As Dr. Lavelle mentioned during lecture today, the SI unit for length is measured in meters (m). However, he also mentioned that we would need to utilize these SI units to convert them into other units depending on the type of problem. My question is: when not specifically asked for the answer in a certain kind of unit, should we automatically infer that SI units are the default means of quantifying something?

nikitasridhar_1b
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Re: Length Units

Postby nikitasridhar_1b » Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:18 pm

I think so

nicolesalcedo
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Re: Length Units

Postby nicolesalcedo » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:28 am

Yeah, I think that we do automatically infer that we answer in SI units since he went over SI units in lecture and since they apply to scientific notation.

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Re: Length Units

Postby Alexis Bravo 1D » Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:13 am

Yes, when the units are not specified I think we would always answer the question in SI units.

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Re: Length Units

Postby Michael Park » Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:24 pm

Yes. But the correct units they want should be specified within the question.

MadelynNguyen1F
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Re: Length Units

Postby MadelynNguyen1F » Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:02 pm

Yes, but the question should specify the units you need.

Jack Martinyan 1L
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Re: Length Units

Postby Jack Martinyan 1L » Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:21 pm

Stick to the SI units, unless a question asks for a specific type of unit.

Molly Oakes 1A
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Re: Length Units

Postby Molly Oakes 1A » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:26 pm

Yes, I would default to SI units.

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Re: Length Units

Postby Heung Ching Chia 1E » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:38 pm

Yes, you should use SI units unless otherwise specified explicitly in the question.

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Re: Length Units

Postby Adam Yaptangco 1D » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:38 pm

I would use SI units in the answer unless explicitly asked for a specific unit.

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Re: Length Units

Postby yazminedesan1F » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:02 pm

typically yes you should use SI units

SamanthaGrohe1B
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Re: Length Units

Postby SamanthaGrohe1B » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:38 pm

I agree, usually the question will specify the units to convert to or start your conversions with.

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Re: Length Units

Postby Mohamad 1J » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:45 pm

Hey Perla,
Yes, the safest bet would be to always put the answer in proper SI units. Unless specifically said otherwise in the question.

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Re: Length Units

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:02 pm

It really does not matter as you have the correct units with the right number as they mean the same thing. If you want to default to SI units, that is also fine.

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Re: Length Units

Postby Porus_Karwa_2E » Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:03 pm

Typically, yes we should just infer that we are supposed to use SI units

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Re: Length Units

Postby Madeline Motamedi 4I » Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:56 am

This is a bit embarrassing, but I was wondering if anyone knows of the the best way to memorize conversions between various units. Do you guys have any videos or resources for me to memorize?


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