Metric System
X
Most Common Measurement System in
the World
!
X
NOT
used by the General Public in the
United States
!
X
IS
the Standard Measurement System
Used by Scientists in the U.S. !
X
Measurements Based on Powers of “10” !
X
NO FRACTIONS
for partial measurements :
Only Decimals Used !
Prefix
X
Prefix used to indicate factors of 10
!
X
Prefix for
Smaller
factors of the base unit
!
X
Centi
=
100
!
Such as Century
X
Milli
=
1,000
!
Such as Millennium
X
Micro
=
1,000,000
!
X
Prefix for
Larger
factors of the base unit
!
X
Kilo
=
1,000
!
Number Prefixes
X
Prefixes used in Biology
!
X
Prefix from the Latin
!
X
Mono
= One
!
Such as Mononucleosis
X
Di
(Bi)
= Two
!
Such as Bisexual
X
Tri
= Three
!
Such as Triangle
X
Quadra
= Four
!
Such as Quadriceps
X
Penta
= Five
!
X
Hexa
= Six
!
X
Septo
= Seven
!
X
Octa
= Eight
!
X
Novem
= Nine
!
X
Deca
= Ten
!
Linear Measure
X
Standard Unit for Linear Measurement
is the
Meter
!
X
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2009 for the course BIO 101 taught by Professor Lanno during the Spring '08 term at Ohio State.
 Spring '08
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