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 Name: Physical Quantities and Units ID: m42091 Language: English (en) Summary: Perform unit conversions both in the SI and English units. Explain the most common prefixes in the SI units and be able to write them in scientific notation. Subject: Mathematics and Statistics Keywords: Conversion factor, Customary system, Derived units, English units, Fundamental units, Kilogram, Meter, Metric system, Order of magnitude, Physical quantity, Second, SI units, Units License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0 Authors: Copyright Holders: Maintainers: Latest version: 1.7 (history) First publication date: Dec 21, 2011 10:59 am +0000 Last revision to module: Aug 28, 2013 4:47 pm +0000

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 Version: 1.7 Aug 28, 2013 4:47 pm +0000 by Changes: `None, correction was made to ISM.` Version: 1.6 Oct 8, 2012 4:03 pm +0000 by Changes: `derived unit current changed to charge` Version: 1.5 Jun 20, 2012 9:34 am +0000 by Changes: `post W&N QA` Version: 1.4 Jun 13, 2012 1:00 pm +0000 by Changes: `Review changes` Version: 1.3 Mar 30, 2012 5:04 pm +0000 by Changes: `link fix` Version: 1.2 Mar 30, 2012 1:06 pm +0000 by Changes: `initial content publication` Version: 1.1 Dec 22, 2011 9:45 am +0000 by Changes: `Created module`

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