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Useful Conversion Factors

SI Prefixes

PrefixSymbolScientific NotationDecimal
femtof1 x 10-150.000000000000001
picop1 x 10-120.000000000001
nanon1 x 10-90.000000001
microµ1 x 10-60.000001
millim1 x 10-31.001
centic1 x 10-20.01
decid1 x 10-10.1
decaD1 x 10110
hectoh1 x 102100
kilok1 x 1031,000
megaM1 x 1061,000,000
gigaG1 x 1091,000,000,000
teraT1 x 10121,000,000,000,000

Converting pF (pico-Farads) to µF (micro-Farads)

Since pF means 1 x 10-12 F and µF means 1 x 10-6 F, move the decimal point from the pico-Farads value 6 places to the left to get the value in micro-Farads.

Length ConversionsWeight ConversionsTemperature Conversions
1 centimeter = 10 millimeters1 kilogram = 1000 grams0 K = -273° C
2.54 centimeters = 1 inch28.35 grams = 1 ounce0° C = 32° F
12 inches = 1 foot0.4536 kilograms = 1 pound100° C = 212° F
3 feet = 1 yard1 pound = 16 ounces