SI Prefixes Flashcard

tera
Unit abbr: T
Exponential factor: 10^12
Meaning:1 000 000 000 000
Example: 1 terameter (Tm)= 1×10^12 m
giga
Unit abbr:G
Exponential factor:10^9
Meaning:1 000 000 000
Example:1 gigameter (Gm)= 1×10^9m
mega
Unit abbr:M
Exponential factor:10^6
Meaning:1 000 000
Example:1 megameter (Mm)=1×10^6
kilo
Unit abbr:k
Exponential factor:10^3
Meaning:1000
Example:1 kilometer (km)=1000 m
hecto
Unit abbr:h
Exponential factor:10^2
Meaning:100
Example:1 hectometer (hm) =100m
deka
Unit abbr: da
Exponential factor: 10^1
Meaning:10
Example:1 dekameter (dam)=10m
Base
Exponential factor:10^0
Meaning:1
Example:1 meter(m)
deci
Unit abbr: d
Exponential factor: 10^-1
Meaning:1/10
Example:1 decimeter (dm) = 0.1m
centri
Unit abbr: c
Exponential factor:10^-2
Meaning:1/100
Example:1 centimeter (cm) = 0.01
milli
Unit abbr:m
Exponential factor: 10^-3
Meaning:1/1000
Example:1 millimeter (mm)= 0.001m
micro
Unit abbr:
Exponential factor:10^-6
Meaning:1/1 000 000
Example:1 micrometer
nano
Unit abbr:n
Exponential factor:10^-9
Meaning:1/100 000 000
Example:
pico
Unit abbr:
Exponential factor:p
Meaning:10^-12
Example:1/1 000 000 000 000
femto
Unit abbr: f
Exponential factor:10^-15
Meaning:1/1 000 000 000 000 000
Example:1 femtometer (fm)= 1×10^-18m
atto
Unit abbr:a
Exponential factor:10^-18
Meaning:1/1 000 000 000 000 000 000
Example:

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