Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by jiggssmalls, Jan 9, 2014.

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1μF=.....F?

1pF=.....F?

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3. ### MrChips Moderator

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1p = 10^-12
1n = 10^-9
1μ = 10^-6

for example, 1μs is one-millionth of a second = 1000ns

1ns = 1000ps

1ps = one-millionth of 1μs

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1 Farad = very big capacitor.

5. ### Mark IV New Member

Oct 1, 2013
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The first table is wrong!! Pico and micro values are the same.

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1μF=10^-6F
1pF=10^-12F

7. ### tshuck Well-Known Member

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Yup, good catch. I never use those as it's much easier to remember 10^-12 rather than 0.000000000001....

But, the conversion units aren't specified. It could be 0.000001 micro-...

Last edited: Jan 15, 2014
8. ### inwo Well-Known Member

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What am I missing?

milli,micro,nano,pico,femto,atto is the way I remember

Only uf and uuf was used in my day

Oh, I see! I was looking at the notation only. Whew...............................................

9. ### alfacliff Well-Known Member

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before pico farad became popular, micro micro was used. you might still see it on some older schematics or caps.

10. ### Mark IV New Member

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And if the conversion units aren't specified, I think we can say it's an error, too.

Anyway, It's not important.

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