This carbon filament is 6 microns in diameter, while it rests on a human hair that is 50 microns thick.
A micron is a unit of length that is one millionth of a meter or 10-6 m. One micron is 1/26,000 of a inch. The micron is also known as a micrometer (American), micrometre (International Bureau of Weights and Measures), or by its abbreviation μm. Usually, the plural form of a […]

What Is a Micron? Definition and Examples

Ruler to convert miles to km
Miles and kilometers ( km ) are both units of length usually used to measure out large traveling distances. The km is an SI unit defined as 1000 meters. A mile is an English unit set to be equal to 5280 feet. The conversion factor between miles and meters was […]

Convert Miles to Km Example Problem

cube of cubes
Unit conversion problems constitute the first week of nearly every science course. Measurement is a basic skill in science, but not all measurement methods are the same. People measure the same thing in different ways and use different units. To communicate between scientists, there has to be a method of […]

Unit Conversion Example Problems

Lbs to Kg Conversion
Pounds ( Lbs ) and Kilograms ( Kg ) are two units used to measure weight. Technically, kilograms are a unit of mass and pounds are a unit of force, but both have been used to measure the weights of things. These example problems show how to convert lbs to […]

Convert Lbs to Kg Example Problem