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written by Paul Falstad
This page compares the distance/magnitude/size of various objects or constants. This includes physical dimensions such as the diameter of particles, atoms and biological cells, the height of Mt. Everest, depth of the Earth's crust, distances to planets, stars, and galaxies. Colored histograms are displayed for visual aid. Most of the physical quantities are linked to online references.
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distance, length scales, measurement, size
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Metadata instance created June 21, 2004 by Melanie Carter
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Topic: Measurement and the Language of Physics
Unit Title: Frames of Reference

This unique website compares the magnitude and size of a broad variety of objects, using colored histograms for ease of visual comparison. Objects range from the nanoscale to distances between galaxies.  Most items are linked to annotated reference pages.

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P. Falstad, , WWW Document, (http://www.falstad.com/scale/).
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P. Falstad, A Sense of Scale, , <http://www.falstad.com/scale/>.
APA Format
Falstad, P. (n.d.). A Sense of Scale. Retrieved October 22, 2014, from http://www.falstad.com/scale/
Chicago Format
Falstad, Paul. A Sense of Scale. http://www.falstad.com/scale/ (accessed 22 October 2014).
MLA Format
Falstad, Paul. A Sense of Scale. 22 Oct. 2014 <http://www.falstad.com/scale/>.
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