SI prefixes

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SI prefixes

Description

There are 20 SI prefixes defined to represent multiples and submiltiples of SI units.


Reference: BIPM SI prefixes

Factor Name Symbol Multiplying factor
1024 yotta Y 1 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000
1021 zetta Z 1 000 000 000 000 000 000 000
1018 exa E 1 000 000 000 000 000 000
1015 peta P 1 000 000 000 000 000
1012 tera T 1 000 000 000 000
109 giga G 1 000 000 000
106 mega M 1 000 000
103 kilo k 1 000
102 hecto h 100
101 deca da 10
10-1 deci d 0.1
10-2 centi c 0.01
10-3 milli m 0.001
10-6 micro µ 0.000 001
10-9 nano n 0.000 000 001
10-12 pico p 0.000 000 000 001
10-15 femto f 0.000 000 000 000 001
10-18 atto a 0.000 000 000 000 000 001
10-21 zepto z 0.000 000 000 000 000 000 001
10-24 yocto y 0.000 000 000 000 000 000 000 001


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