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Homework Help: Si units

  1. Mar 8, 2007 #1
    is 0.05 cm-1
    the same as 5 m-1
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  3. Mar 8, 2007 #2


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    mmm....why not?
  4. Mar 8, 2007 #3


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    I will confess that I find "cm-1" a puzzling unit! What in the world is measured that way?

    [tex]0.05 cm^{-1}= \frac{5}{100}\frac{1}{cm}= \frac{5}{100 cm}= \frac{5}{1 m}[/tex]
    Yes, 0.05 cm-1 is the same as 5 m-1

    And, PLEASE, use at least cm^(-1) or m^(-1) to avoid confusion.
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