# Useful Conversion Factors

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SI Prefixes
Prefix Symbol Scientific Notation Decimal
femto f 1 x 10-15 0.000000000000001
pico p 1 x 10-12 0.000000000001
nano n 1 x 10-9 0.000000001
micro µ 1 x 10-6 0.000001
milli m 1 x 10-3 1.001
centi c 1 x 10-2 0.01
deci d 1 x 10-1 0.1
deca D 1 x 101 10
hecto h 1 x 102 100
kilo k 1 x 103 1,000
mega M 1 x 106 1,000,000
giga G 1 x 109 1,000,000,000
tera T 1 x 1012 1,000,000,000,000

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

For example: 22000pF → .022uF
Length Conversions Weight Conversions Temperature Conversions
1 centimeter = 10 millimeters 1 kilogram = 1000 grams 0 K = -273° C
2.54 centimeters = 1 inch 28.35 grams = 1 ounce 0° C = 32° F
12 inches = 1 foot 0.4536 kilograms = 1 pound 100° C = 212° F
3 feet = 1 yard 1 pound = 16 ounces
Fahrenheit to Celsius Celsius to Fahrenheit
C = (F - 32) (
5
9
) =
(F - 32)
1.8
F =
9
5
C + 32 = 1.8 C + 32
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