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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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General Physics
- Measurement/Units
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Informal Education
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distance, length scales, measurement, size
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Metadata instance created June 21, 2004 by Melanie Carter
Record Updated:
July 12, 2008 by Taha Mzoughi
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Falstad, P. (n.d.). A Sense of Scale. Retrieved July 17, 2024, from
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