SI Units

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Margaret Akey
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SI Units

Postby Margaret Akey » Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:30 pm

What do we need to know about SI Units for our first test?

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Re: SI Units

Postby 404905747 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:15 pm

There is a section (F6) in the book that goes over SI units and I found that helpful. Not sure exactly what we need to know but the book was a good refresher.

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Re: SI Units

Postby taline_n » Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:03 pm

Today in lecture we learned the SI units for: mass (kg), length (m), time (s), volume (m³), density (kg/m³), and the prefixes specific to those units. Since our first test is a only a review of high school chemistry, these should be all we need to know! I hope this helps :)

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Re: SI Units

Postby Julia Jones 1G » Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:18 pm

For the test will we be expected to know the various SI unit prefixes and their meaning?

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Re: SI Units

Postby Rachana Jayaraman 1H » Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:28 pm

Yes, but he said the most useful ones for the class will be:
k kilo 10^3
c centi 10^-2
m milli 10^-3
and
A (Angstrom), which is 10^-10 and is used for bond lengths, but is not a SI unit.

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Re: SI Units

Postby pauline_le_3I » Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:19 pm

Speaking of the test, does anyone know when the test is going to be?

mahika_nayak_3L
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Re: SI Units

Postby mahika_nayak_3L » Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:23 pm

The first test is going to take place starting Tuesday October 9 in your given discussion section. It will cover all of the review material from the lectures thus far and include homework concepts as well!

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Re: SI Units

Postby Carissa Young 1K » Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:57 pm

Here is some we have to know: Mass (kg) Length(m) Time(s)
Giga - 10^9
mega- 10^6
kilo - 10^3
deci- 10^-1
centi- 10^-2
milli- 10^-3
micro- 10^-6
nano- 10^-9
pico-10^-12

We went over these in lecture; hope that this list is helpful

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Re: SI Units

Postby Ricardo Martin 1J » Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:09 pm

Do all our final answers need to be converted to the base SI unit (ex:meter, kilogram, mole) or do we just use the closest prefix to it? And if we leave our answer in the base SI unit and do not use a prefix simplifying the value would our answer be wrong even if both answers would be mathematically equivalent?

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Re: SI Units

Postby Carissa Young 1K » Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:42 pm

Ricardo Martin 1G wrote:Do all our final answers need to be converted to the base SI unit (ex:meter, kilogram, mole) or do we just use the closest prefix to it? And if we leave our answer in the base SI unit and do not use a prefix simplifying the value would our answer be wrong even if both answers would be mathematically equivalent?


usually, the problem will say what units the answer should be in; if not then I assume you use the base SI unit.

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Re: SI Units

Postby Sara Flynn 2C » Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:37 pm

Ricardo Martin 1G wrote:Do all our final answers need to be converted to the base SI unit (ex:meter, kilogram, mole) or do we just use the closest prefix to it? And if we leave our answer in the base SI unit and do not use a prefix simplifying the value would our answer be wrong even if both answers would be mathematically equivalent?

I believe that Lavelle said that as long as the answer is equivalent then he will accept the answer (if the problem does not ask for a specific unit)


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