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Multiple Units

 

units that are integral multiples of systemic and subsidiary units of physical quantities. In the International

Table 1. Multiple units
  Designation
MultiplicityPrefixRussianInternational
101 ..........deca-дda
102 ..........hecto-h
103 ..........kilo-kk
106 ..........mega-MM
109 ..........giga-ΓG
1012 ..........tera-тT

System of Units, multiple units are formed according to the decimal principle, which relates the multiple units to the basic units. They are named using prefixes with the name of the basic unit (see Table 1).

Examples: 1 decaliter (da l) = 10 l, 1 kilometer (km) = 103 m, 1 megahertz (MHz) = 106 Hz.

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