yotta- (Y-) 1024 1 septillion
zetta- (Z-) 1021 1 sextillion
exa- (E-) 1018 1 quintillion
peta- (P-) 1015 1 quadrillion
tera- (T-) 1012 1 trillion
giga- (G-) 109 1 billion
mega- (M-) 106 1 million
kilo- (k-) 103 1 thousand
hecto- (h-) 102 1 hundred
deca- (da-) 10 1 ten
deci- (d-) 10-1 1 tenth
centi- (c-) 10-2 1 hundredth
milli- (m-) 10-3 1 thousandth
micro- (µ-) 10-6 1 millionth
nano- (n-) 10-9 1 billionth
pico- (p-) 10-12 1 trillionth
femto- (f-) 10-15 1 quadrillionth
atto- (a-) 10-18 1 quintillionth
zepto- (z-) 10-21 1 sextillionth
yocto- (y-) 10-24 1 septillionth
Becauseuse SI units are based on metric system and uses the seven SI base units
In 1960 the metric system was revised to create the SI system. In SI the base unit of mass is the kilogram, to avoid confusion with earlier versions of the metric system the prefixes are still applied to grams.
No. The SI system is a metric system, but the metric system isn't SI.
For the SI, or Metric, system, You would use the Meter, along with the standard metric prefixes. For the English system, you would use the Inch, Foot, Yard, Or Mile.
SI prefixes are also known as metric prefixes, and they indicate a multiple of a fraction of a unit. The SI prefix for billion is giga.
Conversions between units and prefixes is much easier than with the English system, making the metric system more suitable for scientific use.
The SI system is the metric system.
You can find a list of SI prefixes here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SI_prefixes#List_of_SI_prefixes
the SI (systeme internationale) uses the metric system for measurements
The gram is the base unit which prefixes are added (such as milligram or kilogram), but the SI system uses the kilogram as the base unit for mass.
The SI prefix for trillionth is pico- and is given in scientific notation as 10E-12. The SI prefix for trillion is tera- . In the metric system, SI prefixes are important because they reference decimal positions.
In the metric or SI system it's grams (with added prefixes as appropriate).CommentThe SI unit for mass is a kilogram. A gram is a submultiple of the kilogram.
The main prefixes for metric system are:kilohectadecadecicentimilliThese can be used with meter , gram ,liter.
The metric system is the preferred system of scientific units for several reasons.The metric-based SystÃ¨me International or SI units are used to standardize the report or calculation of scientific quantities.
SI is the metric system, and the Inch is not a metric unit.
The SI system - International System, after its name in French.
The metric system isn't used for day to day time measurement. The point of the metric, or SI, system is that it is a universal standard, the normal 24 hour clock is already the established universal system. Within the SI system the base unit of time is the second, all the normal prefixes apply, but since multiples of seconds are generally quoted in minutes and hours, the prefixes are mainly used with fractions of a second; milliseconds, nanoseconds etc.
Prefixes in the metric system are combined to represent certain units. For example, the letter T, which means Tera, represents the number 1,000,000,000,000.
The cubic meter is the only standard unit of volume in the SI.The liter is a non-SI unit, but it is officially acceptedand may be used with metric prefixes.
The metric system
No. While SI is certainly 'metric', the 'metric system' is not necessarily SI. For example, an earlier metric 'standard' was known as the 'cgsA' system, whose base units were the centimetre, the gram, the second, and the ampere. Later, this was changed to the 'mksA' system, based on the metre, the kilogram, the second, and the ampere. SI is a development of the mksA system.
There is no difference they are the same thingAnswerSI is the current version of the metric system.For example, the centimetre, the calorie, and the litre are examples of metric units, but they are not SI units.
Every prefix in the metric system denotes a power of 10.
The metric system is called the International System of units. In Europe, the French oversee the system, and the name is Le Système international d'unités (SI).So It can be called the metric system, the IS system, or the SI system.