This website is designed to convert units from the Metric, or International System of Units (SI), system to the English system, and vice-versa.  Also, this site provides information on dimensions and units.

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Background

The two major systems of measurement are the Metric System and the English System.  The Metric System is the most common system of measurement and is a ten-based system, meaning that each subsequent measurement unit is a multiple of ten from the fundamental unit.  The English System of measurement is the common system for the United States and has no common number base such as the Metric System.  Many of the English units today are defined in terms of the Metric System due to its accuracy and widespread use.

INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM OF UNITS

 Units Multiplication Factor Prefix Symbol septillions 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 = 1024 yotta Y sextillions 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 = 1021 zetta Z quintillions 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 = 1018 exa E quadrillions 1,000,000,000,000,000 = 1015 peta P trillions 1,000,000,000,000 = 1012 tera T billions 1,000,000,000 = 109 giga G millions 1,000,000 = 106 mega M thousands 1,000 = 103 kilo k hundreds 100 = 102 hecto h tenths 10 = 101 deka da one tenth 0.1 = 101 deci d one hundredth 0.01 = 102 centi c one thousandth 0.001 = 103 milli m one millionth 0.000 001 = 106 micro ΅ one billionth 0.000 000 001 = 109 nano n one trillionth 0.000 000 000 001 = 1012 pico p one quadrillionth 0.000 000 000 000 001 = 1015 femto f one quintillionth 0.000 000 000 000 000 001 = 1018 atto a one sextillionth 0.000 000 000 000 000 000 001 = 1021 zepto z one septillionth 0.000 000 000 000 000 000 000 001 = 1024 yocto y

Information from:

Title: INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM OF UNITS
Database:
Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia

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