Prefixes

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longjump
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Prefixes

Postby longjump » Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:19 pm

Will it be important to know all the different prefixes and their meanings such as G-giga-10^9 and n-nano-10^-9 for this course?

Atul Saha 3D
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Re: Prefixes

Postby Atul Saha 3D » Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:28 pm

Dr. Lavelle mentioned that some of those prefixes, specifically the larger ones (e.g. Giga- , Mega-) would not be as relevant for 14A. He conversely highlighted the importance of the Ångström (10^-10) for the use of calculations for the reason that it is the distance for hydrogen bonds.
There are not that many prefixes to memorize, so you could #justdoit.

Much Joy,
Atul

Rachel Yoo 1F
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Re: Prefixes

Postby Rachel Yoo 1F » Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:34 pm

In my opinion, the prefixes that will most likely be used is kilo, deci, centi, and milli but like the comment above I think its probably best to memorize them all.


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