Memorizing Conversions

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Memorizing Conversions

Postby 105194078 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:49 pm

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.

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Re: Memorizing Conversions

Postby Nikki Razal 1L » Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:00 pm

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

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Re: Memorizing Conversions

Postby Kallista McCarty 1C » Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:43 pm

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!

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Re: Memorizing Conversions

Postby Donna Nguyen 2L » Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:13 pm

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.

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Re: Memorizing Conversions

Postby MeeraBhagat » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:26 pm

Most conversion will be provided on the equations sheet.

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Re: Memorizing Conversions

Postby Maya Pakulski 1D » Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:28 pm

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.

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Re: Memorizing Conversions

Postby Siya Shah 1J » Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:42 pm

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.

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Re: Memorizing Conversions

Postby faithkim1L » Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:44 pm

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.

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Re: Memorizing Conversions

Postby SajaZidan_1K » Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:39 pm

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.

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Re: Memorizing Conversions

Postby Osvaldo SanchezF -1H » Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:10 pm

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.

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Re: Memorizing Conversions

Postby Milisuryani Santoso 1L » Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:55 pm

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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Re: Memorizing Conversions

Postby 305421980 » Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:32 am

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

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Re: Memorizing Conversions

Postby annikaying » Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:08 pm

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

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Re: Memorizing Conversions

Postby 705198479 » Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:31 pm

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

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Re: Memorizing Conversions

Postby KBELTRAMI_1E » Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:42 pm

id say just memorize everything you can!

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Re: Memorizing Conversions

Postby derinceltik1K » Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:07 pm

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

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Re: Memorizing Conversions

Postby Jasmine 2C » Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:57 pm

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.

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Re: Memorizing Conversions

Postby zfinn » Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:00 pm

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.

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Re: Memorizing Conversions

Postby Noah Canio 3C » Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:04 pm

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.

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Re: Memorizing Conversions

Postby Kaylee Clarke 1G » Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:15 pm

you should know the common ones because they will not ne given

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Re: Memorizing Conversions

Postby Brian J Cheng 1I » Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:19 pm

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.

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Re: Memorizing Conversions

Postby CalvinTNguyen2D » Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:58 pm

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!

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Re: Memorizing Conversions

Postby gabbymaraziti » Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:00 pm

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.

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Re: Memorizing Conversions

Postby RBergtraun_3A » Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:25 pm

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

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Re: Memorizing Conversions

Postby Kevin Pilcher 3E » Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:30 pm

Basic conversions should be memorized but if there are any uncommon ones I'm sure it'll be given.

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Re: Memorizing Conversions

Postby Trevor_Ramsey_2J » Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:35 pm

Hi,

There is a conversion sheet given, but it would save you so much time to learn basic conversions such as L to mL, mass to moles, kilograms to grams and many frequent ones that mostly appear in fundamental problems or coursework!


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