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Unformatted text preview: 10-1 deci d 10-2 centi c 10-3 milli m 10-6 micro 10-9 nano n 10-12 pico p 10-15 femto f 10-18 atto a 10-21 zepto z 10-24 yocto y Example 1: 10-6 kg = 1 mg (one milligram), but not 10-6 kg = 1 kg (one microkilogram) Example 2: Consider the earlier example of the height of the Washington Monument. We may write h W = 169 000 mm = 16 900 cm = 169 m = 0.169 km using the millimeter (SI prefix milli, symbol m), centimeter (SI prefix centi, symbol c), or kilometer (SI prefix kilo, symbol k). Page 1 of 2 Definitions of the SI units: The twenty SI prefixes 12/12/2007 http://physics.nist.gov/cuu/Units/prefixes.html 2 10 bit = 1024 bit. To alleviate this ambiguity, prefixes for binary multiples have been adopted by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) for use in information technology. Continue to Units outside the SI Page 2 of 2 Definitions of the SI units: The twenty SI prefixes 12/12/2007 http://physics.nist.gov/cuu/Units/prefixes.html...
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2008 for the course ME 3720 taught by Professor Lee during the Spring '08 term at Georgia Institute of Technology.
- Spring '08