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1 Metric Notation, Electrical Prefixes, and Powers of 10
2 Overview Powers of 10 Metric Notation & Electrical Prefixes Math Operations
3 OverviewYou will study numerous electrical measurements in electronics. These measurements often involve very large and very small numbers. You will often have to add, subtract , multiply and divide these numbers. It takes quite a bit of time to perform these calculations. For this reason, powers of ten and metric notation are used to simplify calculations.
4 4 X 10 3 Powers of Ten Exponent Coefficient Base Number Number that shows how many times the base number is used as a multiplier34 X 10CoefficientBase NumberA number multiplied by the power of tenAlways 10 in the decimal number system
5 Powers of TenMoving the decimal affects the value of the exponent.Decimal moves right—exponent increasesDecimal moves left—exponent decreases34 X 10 = 4000.1 2 3
6 Powers of TenMoving the decimal affects the value of the exponent.Decimal moves right—exponent increasesDecimal moves left—exponent decreases- 34 X 10 = 0.0043 2 1
7 Metric Notation / Electrical Prefixes A metric prefix is a group of letters with a specific meaning attached to the beginning of units of measure such as mile, foot, meter, or liter.The table below lists powers of ten, metric prefixes and symbols commonly used in electronics.
8 Math OperationsAdditionSubtractionMultiplicationDivision
9 Addition and Subtraction Rule-The exponent values must be the same before adding or subtracting.Example4 X 106+ 4 X 1064 X 106- 2 X 106
10 Addition and Subtraction Rule-The exponent values must be the same before adding or subtracting.Example4 X 106+ 4 X 1068 X 1064 X 1062 X 106
11 MultiplicationRule- Add the exponent values; then multiply the numeric coefficients.Example4 X 103X 4 X 10616 X 109
12 DivisionRule- Subtract the exponent values and divide the numeric coefficients.Example4 X 106÷ 2 X 103
13 DivisionRule- Subtract the exponent values and divide the numeric coefficients.Example4 X 106÷ 2 X 1032 X 103
14 SummarySolving math problems in electronics using very large and small numbers can be difficult and time consuming. Very large and small numbers consist of many digits, often zeros. Anyone who has worked with a lot of zeros knows that mistakes in math are easy to make. Powers of 10 and metric prefixes are shorthand methods for expressing very large and very small numbers. Using this shorthand will allow you to perform calculations with greater accuracy.
15 Metric Notation, Electrical Prefixes, and Powers of 10
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