Unit Conversions

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Unit Conversions

Postby Kathleen Nguyen 3G » Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:00 am

What are some essential conversions we should know?
I mean stuff like joules, hertz, etc.
I know some simple things like 1nm=10^-9m, but otherwise I'm completely lost. Help?

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Re: Unit Conversions

Postby Claudette_Contr_3I » Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:30 am

Some that show up frequently is Mega, for example MHz.
1MHz = 10^6 Hz
Another is mili
1mL = 10^-3 L
and kilo
1Km= 10^3 m

For units, it would be helpful to realize that Joules is units of kg*m^2*s^-2 for problems that have to do with de Broglie wavelengths.

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Re: Unit Conversions

Postby Nimah_Rasheed_3I » Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:52 pm

This list has the SI units that we have to know!
http://www.npl.co.uk/reference/measurem ... ase-units/

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