Prefix Unit Converter

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This Demonstration lets you convert units with different prefixes and shows the underlying relationships.

Contributed by: Ronald Monson (October 2012)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA


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The 20 SI prefixes used to form decimal multiples and submultiples of SI units are considered. The kilogram is the only SI unit with a prefix as part of its name and symbol, but this does not change the uniformity of the prefixing schema, since prefix symbols are still used with "gram".

Reference: The NIST Reference on Constants, Units, and Uncertainty



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