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Ch. 1 Dimensional Analysis

Converting units can be fun! Learning the base units and prefixes make it easy.
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liter
base unit for volume or capacity
meter
base unit for linear measurements
gram
base unit for mass
deka-
prefix indicating the value equals 10 base units
hecto-
prefix indicating the value equals 100 base units
kilo-
prefix indicating the value equals 1000 base units
mega-
prefix indicating the value equals 1,000,000 base units or 10⁶
giga-
prefix indicating the value equals 1 billion base units or 10⁹
deci-
prefix indicating the value is 1/10 of the base unit.
centi-
prefix indicating the value is 1/100 of the base unit.
milli-
prefix indicating the value is 1/1000 of the base unit
micro-
prefix indicating the value is 1/1,000,000 of the base unit or 10⁻⁶
nano-
prefix indicating the value is 1/1,000,000,000 or 10⁻⁹
pico-
prefix indicating the value is 1/1,000,000,000,000 or 10⁻¹²
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