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Beyond Extra Large (and Ultra Small)

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Author:Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
Description: Metric prefixes come in handy for expressing both large and small quantities. So we have megawatt power systems and gigabyte hard drives at the high end, and we have nanoscale electronics and femtosecond lasers at the low end. Advances in scientific research and technology keep pushing us to new frontiers in the domain of metric prefixes...

Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Articles
Math Topics: Terms/Units of Measure

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