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Unit Abbreviations

Postby Guest » Sun Mar 21, 2004 2:18 pm

hey
i was wondering if anyone knew what these unit abbreviations mean:
'n'
'p'
'h'
'G'
email me at strange_deja_vu@hotmail.com
Guest
 

Re: Unit Abbreviations

Postby Knight » Mon Mar 22, 2004 9:51 pm

Anonymous wrote:hey
i was wondering if anyone knew what these unit abbreviations mean:
'n'
'p'
'h'
'G'
email me at strange_deja_vu@hotmail.com

The current listing of prefixes, their symbols, magnitude and meanings are as follows:
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Prefix  Symbol  Magnitude  Meaning (Multiply by)
======  ======  =========  =================================
Yotta     Y       10^24    1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
Zetta     Z       10^21    1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 
Exa       E       10^18    1,000,000,000,000,000,000 
Peta      P       10^15    1,000,000,000,000,000 
Tera      T       10^12    1,000,000,000,000 
Giga      G       10^9     1,000,000,000 
Mega      M       10^6     1,000,000 
kilo      k       10^3     1,000 
hector    h       10^2     100 
deka     da       10^1     10 
- - - -
deci      d       10^-1    0.1 
centi     c       10^-2    0.01 
milli     m       10^-3    0.001 
micro     µ       10^-6    0.000,001 
nano      n       10^-9    0.000,000,001 
pico      p       10^-12   0.000,000,000,001 
femto     f       10^-15   0.000,000,000,000,001 
atto      a       10^-18   0.000,000,000,000,000,001 
zepto     z       10^-21   0.000,000,000,000,000,000,001 
yocto     y       10^-24   0.000,000,000,000,000,000,000,001

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