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Ethan Nishikawa 4D
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pm to m

Postby Ethan Nishikawa 4D » Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:53 pm

Are we expected to remember the conversion of units from picometer (pm) to meters (m)?

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Re: pm to m

Postby Chem_Mod » Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:58 pm

You should know the SI unit conversions. Recall the prefixes we went over in lecture.

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Re: pm to m

Postby Rachel Dang 1H » Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:59 pm

Rather than just the conversion from pm to m, I think we need to be aware and know of all the different prefixes and what they mean since it will be easier to perform conversions like that when doing calculations.

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Re: pm to m

Postby ariellasarkissian_3H » Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:24 pm

If you memorize the prefixes, it will be helpful for so many problems. They are usually not given to you.

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Re: pm to m

Postby Rithana Srikanth 3L » Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:28 pm

I think so, given that it was taught in lecture. It would probably be more convenient to memorize the conversions anyway, because it would make calculations much faster.

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Re: pm to m

Postby Julia Lindner 1I » Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:54 pm

It is true that the textbook doesn't list the pico prefix in the table, but it shouldn't be too hard to remember since the conversion exponents decrease by threes (-3 to -6 to -9 to -12). Just remember that picometers are the smallest units and right after nanometers so the conversions exponent is -12.

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Re: pm to m

Postby Ethan Nishikawa 4D » Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:33 pm

Thank you guys


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