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Physical quantities

Conversion of units

Length

Length-Measurement Micrometer Micrometer - Pitch
Micrometer - Least count Micrometer - Zero error Micrometer - Data Table
Time Multiples / submultiples of time Stop-clock
Standard form Parallalax error Simple pendulum
Amplitude of simple pendulum Time period of simple pendulum Frequency of simple pendulum
 

Standard form

Standard form is a way of writing down very large or very small numbers easily.

10³ = 1000, so 5 × 10³ = 5000 

So 5000 can be written as 5 × 10³ 

This idea can be used to write even larger numbers down easily in standard form.

Small numbers can also be written in standard form. However, instead of the index being positive (in the above example, the index was 3), it will be negative.

The rules when writing a number in standard form is that first you write down a number between 1 and 10, then you write × 10 (to the power of a number).

12 000 m 1.2000 X 104 m (to 5 sig. fig.) m
0.002 mm 2 X 10-3 mm= 2 X 10-6 m (to 1 sig. fig.)
0.000 002 m 2 X 10-6 m (to 1 sig. fig.)


 

 
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there s a mistake its 1cm(square) = 100 mm(square)
 
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