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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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