SI Units on tests

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SI Units on tests

Postby 305174946 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:06 pm

In high school, for tests we were told to make sure that all our answers were in MKS (meters, kilograms and seconds) or just in SI units in general. For Lavelle’s exams are there specific units that he expects all answers to be converted to?

Casandra
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Re: SI Units on tests

Postby Casandra » Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:17 pm

I would expect that he would want us to write our final answers in SI units unless otherwise stated, like if the final answer is looking for an answer in g as opposed to kg. I do know that our TA's are grading our exams, therefore it might vary per TA too.

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Re: SI Units on tests

Postby Summer de Vera 2C » Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:15 pm

I think we should still be using the SI units that we learned in high school (kg, m, L, etc.) just to be safe. Unless otherwise specified in a problem, those units are the standard for calculating chemistry (and other subjects') problems. Then again, I would also suggest asking your TA if you're really worried about it.

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Re: SI Units on tests

Postby Celine Hoh 2L » Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:55 pm

Is the conversion between US units and SI units given in the tests?

Thanks!

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Re: SI Units on tests

Postby Michael Torres 4I » Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:34 pm

605122791 wrote:Is the conversion between US units and SI units given in the tests?

Thanks!


In response to your question, I think it would be very likely that these conversions would be given if they are necessary. I cannot say for certain whether or not this is the case, though. I recommend asking during office hours or sending an email if you are concerned.

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Re: SI Units on tests

Postby Cameron_Greenberg_3C » Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:07 pm

The standard SI units should be fine (m, kg, s, as well as L) and the prefixes should be converted back to their bases.


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