SI (Systéme International) units:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You should know (memorize) and be able to interconvert the prefixes in the table below:

SI Prefixes

Prefix Symbol Magnitude
tera-
T
1012
giga-
G
109
mega-

M

 106
kilo- k 103
base   100
deci- d 10-1
centi- c 10-2
milli- m 10-3
micro- mu (or mc) 10-6
nano- n 10-9
pico- p 10-12
fempto- f 10-15

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Last modified 26 January 2009