Nano- and micro-
What exactly are nano seconds?
Can you please give me some info on anything that has to do with
the prefix 'nano' and 'micro'?
A nanosecond is one one-billionth of a second. For references, try your
library and look for dictionaries or encyclopedias of science or math,
rather than general purpose references.
Chapter I of almost any physics text has a table of prefixes.
For a slightly different perspective:
Light travels very fast, about 3 X 10^8 m/sec. In one nanosecond
(that's 1 X 10^-9 seconds) light will only travel about 0.3 m -- that's
approximately 1 foot.
gregory r bradburn
"Nano" is an SI prefix that means "10-9".
You can look in any dictionary for a list of SI prefixes.
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Update: June 2012