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This resource is a digital tool for performing unit conversions.  It provides the additional feature of displaying cancellation of terms, enabling users to gain a deeper understanding of the mathematical processes involved in converting units.  Users can convert among 25 quantities, including units such as force, temperature, energy, and current.  Also available are less commonly used units, such as illuminance and magnetic flux. In addition, the calculations respect the number of significant figures.  It is part of Web-Based Computer Aided Instruction, a set of free resources for teachers and learners.

Please note that this resource requires Java.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
General Physics
- Measurement/Units
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Graduate/Professional
- Informal Education
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
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- Reference Material
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- Physical Science
- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
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Learner
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application/java
text/html
Access Rights:
Free access
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© 2000 WebCAI
Keywords:
significant figures, unit conversion
Record Creator:
Metadata instance created April 18, 2007 by Caroline Hall
Record Updated:
January 22, 2013 by Caroline Hall
Last Update
when Cataloged:
May 16, 2006
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This resource is part of 3 Physics Front Topical Units.


Topic: Measurement and the Language of Physics
Unit Title: Units of Measure

This resource is a digital tool for performing unit conversions with the extra feature of displaying cancellation of terms, helping students to gain a deeper understanding of the mathematical processes involved.  Students can convert among 25 physical quantities, including units such as force, temperature, energy, and current.

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Topic: Measurement and the Language of Physics
Unit Title: For the New Teacher

This digital unit converter offers students more than the typical online conversion resource.  It allows conversion among 25 physical quantities, from more common applications (force, energy, current, voltage) to lesser-used conversions such as illuminance and magnetic flux.  It provides the additional feature of displaying cancellation of terms, helping beginners to gain a deeper understanding of the mathematical processes involved.

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Topic: Measurement and the Language of Physics
Unit Title: Teaching Tools

A helpful online unit converter for teachers and students.

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T. Mzoughi, (2000), WWW Document, (http://www.webcai.com/units/index.html).
AJP/PRST-PER
T. Mzoughi, Unit Conversions (2000), <http://www.webcai.com/units/index.html>.
APA Format
Mzoughi, T. (2006, May 16). Unit Conversions. Retrieved April 25, 2014, from http://www.webcai.com/units/index.html
Chicago Format
Mzoughi, Taha. Unit Conversions. May 16, 2006. http://www.webcai.com/units/index.html (accessed 25 April 2014).
MLA Format
Mzoughi, Taha. Unit Conversions. 2000. 16 May 2006. 25 Apr. 2014 <http://www.webcai.com/units/index.html>.
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@misc{ Author = "Taha Mzoughi", Title = {Unit Conversions}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {25 April 2014}, Month = {May 16, 2006}, Year = {2000} }
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