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Stupid measurement question

  1. Jul 2, 2009 #1

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    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Would 85 uV (Micro) be 8.5 x 10^-5 V ?

    And would 600ps be 6x 10^-10 S ?



    Ehhh I havent slept in weeks, I just can't focus.
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data



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    3. The attempt at a solution

    I used the fact that 1u = 1x 10 ^-6 and then I used 1V/1000000uV x (85 uV)



    and for the other one I used 1p/1000000000000ps x (600ps)
     
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  3. Jul 2, 2009 #2
    well, yes.

    Go get some rest. Physics isn't meant for tired brains.
     
  4. Jul 2, 2009 #3

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    Are my calculations right?
     
  5. Jul 2, 2009 #4
    Simply replace miu with x10^-6, p with x10^-12, and you're done! I don't really understand your need for fractions and long lists of zeroes (although it works out to be correct)
     
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    OH ! WOW !

    I understand, thanks so much. I guess I knew it but I just need the words to make me realize.

    Thanks so much !
     
  7. Jul 2, 2009 #6

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    So, just to make sure I understand.

    I want to convert 22.5 fm into m.

    So I used 1 fm= 1x10^-15 x 22.5 and I got 2.25 x10^-14


    Correct?
     
  8. Jul 2, 2009 #7
    That's right =)
     
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