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6 of 69 Name Symbol Quantity meter m length kilogram kg mass second s time ampere A electric current kelvin K thermodynamic temperature mole mol amount of substance candela cd luminous intensity
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7 of 69 Name yotta- zetta- exa- peta- tera- giga- mega- kilo- hecto- deca- Symbol Y Z E P T G M k h da Factor 10 24 10 21 10 18 10 15 10 12 10 9 10 6 10 3 10 2 10 1 Name deci- centi- milli- micro- nano- pico- femto- atto- zepto- yocto- Symbol d c m µ n p f a z y Factor 10 -1 10 -2 10 -3 10 -6 10 -9 10 -12 10 -15 10 -18 10 -21 10 -24
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8 of 69 Misc info: Poppyseed Where opium comes from. Digit ¾ inch. Shaftment Width of the hand and outstretched thumb, 6½ ynches before 1066, 6 inches thereafter Span Width of the outstretched hand, from the tip of the thumb to the tip of the little finger, 3 palms = 9 inches Foot Usually 13 inches but also other variants. Shortened to 12 inches by basing it on the Roman pes from 1066. Cubit Forearm, 18 inches. Ell Elbow, 20 nails = 1¼ yard or 45 inches. Mostly for measuring clothing Fathom
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course ME 200 taught by Professor Gal during the Spring '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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