Si Units

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Abigail Carter 4G
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Si Units

Postby Abigail Carter 4G » Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:25 pm

When do some of the less common SI units (ex. giga, mega, mili, nano, pico) come in handy/are more used?

Sydney Jacobs 1C
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Re: Si Units

Postby Sydney Jacobs 1C » Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:34 pm

Giga and mega are often used when describing digital information, for example, gigabytes and megabytes. Pico- is often used to describe the radius of atoms (typically 25 picometers to 260 picometers).

ishaa Diwakar 4E
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Re: Si Units

Postby ishaa Diwakar 4E » Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:35 pm

When we start learning the Quantum unit, we will be using more of pico- and nano- units. Also, in biology, micro- units are very commonly used.

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Re: Si Units

Postby MTanikella_1K » Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:40 pm

In lecture, Prof. Lavelle also mentioned that nano units are used for experiments conducted in nanoscience and as mentioned, micro units are used more commonly in biology.

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