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Remembering Unit Conversions

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:15 pm
by Lynsea_Southwick_2K
Hello, I'd like to share how I remember unit conversions:

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KHDMDCM
Kilo Hecto Deka [Meters(liters/grams)] Deci Cent Mili
10^3 10^2 10^1 10^0 10^-1 10^-2 10^-3

The "Meters" section is also covers liters and grams. There is no prefix I know of for 10^0.

For example if you need to go from 450. mL to L, you count how many jumps it takes to get from Mili/Milk to Meters/liters/Monday. Which is three to the left, so you move the decimal in 450. ml three places to the left to get .450 L.

Hope this helps!

P.S. I am trying to add onto KHDMDCM so that it also includes Giga, Pico, and nano- if you happen to know please share!

Re: Remembering Unit Conversions

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:12 pm
by LG2019
This is really helpful, thanks! :)

Re: Remembering Unit Conversions

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:32 pm
by Ashley P 4I
Wait do we need to memorize these conversions? Do we also need to memorize the frequency conversions such as what one joule is in etc?

Re: Remembering Unit Conversions

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:15 pm
by annabel 2A
I think we do need to memorize the prefixes and be able to convert between them.

Re: Remembering Unit Conversions

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:26 pm
by Lynsea_Southwick_2K
Ashley P 4I wrote:Wait do we need to memorize these conversions? Do we also need to memorize the frequency conversions such as what one joule is in etc?


I don't think we need to memorize these ones specifically, I asked my TA and he said we are going to see some prefixes more then others- like pico and nano. These ones are not in my helpful tip unfortunately, but luckily for the first test nm to m was given as well as many other conversions/constants on the first page.

Re: Remembering Unit Conversions

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:19 pm
by Tyler Vu 4I
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