ch01-p001 - 1. The metric prefixes (micro, pico, nano, .)...

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1. The metric prefixes (micro, pico, nano, …) are given for ready reference on the inside front cover of the textbook (see also Table 1–2). (a) Since 1 km = 1 × 10 3 m and 1 m = 1 × 10 6 μ m, () 33 6 9 1km 10 m 10 m 10 m m 10 m. == = μμ The given measurement is 1.0 km (two significant figures), which implies our result should be written as 1.0 × 10 9 m. (b) We calculate the number of microns in 1 centimeter. Since 1 cm = 10
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This note was uploaded on 09/03/2009 for the course PHYS 1200 taught by Professor Stoler during the Spring '06 term at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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