units for Equations Sheet

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units for Equations Sheet

Postby Sjeffrey_1C » Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:46 am

Could someone give me a quick reminder of the units different things should be in for the constants and equations sheet? Like when to use nm vs m or kg vs g. Just for the most important equations! Thank you!

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Re: units for Equations Sheet

Postby Justin Sarquiz 2F » Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:26 am

Heisenberg's Uncertainty Equation always uses "kg" as the mass and "m" as the x value. The speed of light equation c=v(lambda) always uses meters for the wavelength. Ephoton- threshold energy= kinetic energy. This equation uses Joules/photon as the unit of energy and the mass in kilograms for the kinetic energy. The constants on the equation sheet also has units in them too in case you want to check them.

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Re: units for Equations Sheet

Postby AArmellini_1I » Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:15 am

I always like to remind myself of the units for J before doing a calculation because for most, if not all, equations the values you use for mass should be in kilograms, distance should be in meters, and time should be in seconds

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