[extropy-chat] a nano question
eugen at leitl.org
Wed Apr 4 07:07:59 UTC 2007
On Tue, Apr 03, 2007 at 05:19:45PM -0400, pjmanney wrote:
> I have found a repeated discrepancy. Is a nanometer a millionth or a billionth of a meter? The US gov't papers all say a millionth (like the recent "The Future is Coming Sooner Than You Think" and its earlier gov't source material), but I have read a billionth in other places.
It's 10^-9, so it's a billionth. A millionth would be a mere micrometer.
Here's more prefixes than you can shake a stick at:
(I wish they'd stuck with power of two, though: http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/0,,sid9_gci825099,00.html )
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