## Memorizing Conversions

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### Memorizing Conversions

We don't have to memorize the conversions right? I remember there being a reference sheet for the first quiz but I'm curious if that'll be the case for pm, micrometers, nano, etc.

Nikki Razal 1L
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### Re: Memorizing Conversions

There's a few conversions on the sheet, such as 1nm=10^-9m, but I would look at the conversion sheet to see what conversions you should become more familiar with

Kallista McCarty 1C
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### Re: Memorizing Conversions

There will be some conversions given. We will be given the same equation sheet as the one we got on Test 1, so it might be good to look over the equations on there to figure out what you might need to memorize/study mroe!

Donna Nguyen 2L
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### Re: Memorizing Conversions

Like everyone said, the conversion sheet will be given, but there may be some conversions that aren't on there that may be helpful to memorize anyways.

MeeraBhagat
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### Re: Memorizing Conversions

Most conversion will be provided on the equations sheet.

Maya Pakulski 1D
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### Re: Memorizing Conversions

Most of the conversions will be given but some of them you might have to memorize. A sample sheet of the constants, equations, and conversions we are given for tests is on Dr. Lavelle's website.

Siya Shah 1J
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### Re: Memorizing Conversions

Most common conversions are available on the equation and constants sheet and most likely there won't be any problems that require an arbitrary conversion not given on the sheet.

faithkim1L
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### Re: Memorizing Conversions

It's really nice to know the conversions at the top of your head so you're not looking around the reference sheet for them. However, I believe Lavelle is quite generous and provides most of the formulas and conversions for the exams.

SajaZidan_1K
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In case I forgot how to do a conversion, I use the equation sheet and confirm my answer using KHDUDCM ( King Henry Doesn't Usually Drink Chocolate Milk). This acronym stands for each unit and u is the base unit you convert to a different unit, the number of times you move from U or another base unit represents the number of decimal places. I found it really helpful during tests when I wanted to confirm my conversions were right.

Osvaldo SanchezF -1H
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### Re: Memorizing Conversions

For every test that we get,we will always get a reference sheet with conversions and equations. This will be for all the test that we take for the class unless the conversion is so obvious then they won't give it but that is unlikely.

Milisuryani Santoso 1L
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### Re: Memorizing Conversions

Everything we need will be on the equations sheet, but it would be helpful to remember some of the common ones.

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everything needed is always provided in the question or on the equation sheet!

annikaying
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Everything that is needed should be provided. However, knowing the conversions definitely helps with exams.

705198479
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I think memorizing conversion will be more helpful it just makes it easier to do the problems

KBELTRAMI_1E
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id say just memorize everything you can!

derinceltik1K
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you are expected to know the general idea of conversion but there will be a formula sheet given for the exams.

Jasmine 2C
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### Re: Memorizing Conversions

Most of the complicated conversions you don't need to memorize it because they are given in the constant/equation sheet (check it out on Dr Lavelle's website). But if you find a conversion you think you will need for the final that isn't on the sheet, then yeah memorize it.

zfinn
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I'd recommend memorizing them just because it makes converting a lot less seamless from my experience! it's helpful if you can, for example, see 10^-9 and automatically know it's nm.

Noah Canio 3C
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### Re: Memorizing Conversions

Most if not all conversions that you'd need to perform on any assessment in this class appears to be on the equation sheet we're given. However, it would still be helpful to know the conversions so that you don't have to keep on looking back and forth during a test.

Kaylee Clarke 1G
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you should know the common ones because they will not ne given

Brian J Cheng 1I
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It's great to memorize the general conversion factors. pm (picometers, 10^-12) and nm (nanometers, 10^-9) are given but it's great to have a handle on the other prefixes in case they pop up in questions.

CalvinTNguyen2D
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### Re: Memorizing Conversions

I've found it really useful to know micro, nano, pico, Angstroms, kilo, milli, and centi off the top of my head, but the exam provides the conversions if you forget as well!

gabbymaraziti
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### Re: Memorizing Conversions

The constants and equations sheet is on the class website, and that's the same one given for the midterm and final. You should check it out, and if there's anything that is not on there, you should memorize it.

RBergtraun_3A
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### Re: Memorizing Conversions

Some of them will be given on the sheet, but I would memorize the most common ones!