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Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper by Robert Bryce

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APPENDIX A

SI NUMERICAL DESIGNATIONS

We use many numerical designations—milli, mega, nano—–on a regular basis without recognizing that they are part of the International System of Units. The system is commonly known as SI, the abbreviation for Système International d’Unités. (France was instrumental in the effort to harmonize units of measure.) Given that most people are only passingly familiar with these designations, see below for a review of all of the numerical designations—from yocto and yotta.

The difference between yocto and yotta is the difference between a septillionth and a septillion. Between yocto, the SI prefix for 10-24, and yotta ...

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