# 0.2 Useful information

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This appendix is broken into several tables.

• [link] , Solar System Data
• [link] , Metric Prefixes for Powers of Ten and Their Symbols
• [link] , The Greek Alphabet
• [link] , Selected British Units
Important constants Stated values are according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology Reference on Constants, Units, and Uncertainty, www.physics.nist.gov/cuu (accessed May 18, 2012). Values in parentheses are the uncertainties in the last digits. Numbers without uncertainties are exact as defined.
Symbol Meaning Best Value Approximate Value
$c$ Speed of light in vacuum $2\text{.}\text{99792458}\phantom{\rule{0.15em}{0ex}}×\phantom{\rule{0.15em}{0ex}}{\text{10}}^{8}\phantom{\rule{0.15em}{0ex}}\text{m}/\text{s}$ $3\text{.}\text{00}\phantom{\rule{0.15em}{0ex}}×\phantom{\rule{0.15em}{0ex}}{\text{10}}^{8}\phantom{\rule{0.15em}{0ex}}\text{m}/\text{s}$
$G$ Gravitational constant $6\text{.}\text{67408}\left(\text{31}\right)\phantom{\rule{0.15em}{0ex}}×\phantom{\rule{0.15em}{0ex}}{\text{10}}^{-\text{11}}\phantom{\rule{0.15em}{0ex}}\text{N}\cdot {\text{m}}^{2}/{\text{kg}}^{2}$ $6\text{.}\text{67}\phantom{\rule{0.15em}{0ex}}×\phantom{\rule{0.15em}{0ex}}{\text{10}}^{-\text{11}}\phantom{\rule{0.15em}{0ex}}\text{N}\cdot {\text{m}}^{2}/{\text{kg}}^{2}$
${N}_{A}$ Avogadro’s number $6\text{.}\text{02214129}\left(\text{27}\right)\phantom{\rule{0.15em}{0ex}}×\phantom{\rule{0.15em}{0ex}}{\text{10}}^{\text{23}}$ $6\text{.}\text{02}\phantom{\rule{0.15em}{0ex}}×\phantom{\rule{0.15em}{0ex}}{\text{10}}^{\text{23}}$
$k$ Boltzmann’s constant $1\text{.}\text{3806488}\left(\text{13}\right)\phantom{\rule{0.15em}{0ex}}×\phantom{\rule{0.15em}{0ex}}{\text{10}}^{-\text{23}}\phantom{\rule{0.15em}{0ex}}\text{J}/\text{K}$ $1\text{.}\text{38}\phantom{\rule{0.15em}{0ex}}×\phantom{\rule{0.15em}{0ex}}{\text{10}}^{-\text{23}}\phantom{\rule{0.15em}{0ex}}\text{J}/\text{K}$
$R$ Gas constant $8\text{.}\text{3144621}\left(\text{75}\right)\phantom{\rule{0.15em}{0ex}}\text{J}/\text{mol}\cdot \text{K}$ $8\text{.}\text{31}\phantom{\rule{0.15em}{0ex}}\text{J}/\text{mol}\cdot \text{K}=1\text{.}\text{99}\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{cal}/\text{mol}\cdot \text{K}=0\text{.}\text{0821}\text{atm}\cdot \text{L}/\text{mol}\cdot \text{K}$
$\text{σ}$ Stefan-Boltzmann constant $5\text{.}\text{670373}\left(\text{21}\right)\phantom{\rule{0.15em}{0ex}}×\phantom{\rule{0.15em}{0ex}}{\text{10}}^{-8}\phantom{\rule{0.15em}{0ex}}\text{W}/{\text{m}}^{2}\cdot \text{K}$ $5\text{.}\text{67}\phantom{\rule{0.15em}{0ex}}×\phantom{\rule{0.15em}{0ex}}{\text{10}}^{-8}\phantom{\rule{0.15em}{0ex}}\text{W}/{\text{m}}^{2}\cdot \text{K}$
$k$ Coulomb force constant $8\text{.}\text{987551788}\text{.}\text{.}\text{.}\phantom{\rule{0.15em}{0ex}}×\phantom{\rule{0.15em}{0ex}}{\text{10}}^{9}\phantom{\rule{0.15em}{0ex}}\text{N}\cdot {\text{m}}^{2}/{\text{C}}^{2}$ $8.99\phantom{\rule{0.15em}{0ex}}×\phantom{\rule{0.15em}{0ex}}{\text{10}}^{9}\phantom{\rule{0.15em}{0ex}}\text{N}\cdot {\text{m}}^{2}/{\text{C}}^{2}$
${q}_{e}$ Charge on electron $-1\text{.}\text{602176565}\left(\text{35}\right)\phantom{\rule{0.15em}{0ex}}×\phantom{\rule{0.15em}{0ex}}{\text{10}}^{-\text{19}}\phantom{\rule{0.15em}{0ex}}\text{C}$ $-1\text{.}\text{60}\phantom{\rule{0.15em}{0ex}}×\phantom{\rule{0.15em}{0ex}}{\text{10}}^{-\text{19}}\phantom{\rule{0.15em}{0ex}}\text{C}$
${\text{ε}}_{0}$ Permittivity of free space $8\text{.}\text{854187817}\text{.}\text{.}\text{.}\phantom{\rule{0.15em}{0ex}}×\phantom{\rule{0.15em}{0ex}}{\text{10}}^{-\text{12}}\phantom{\rule{0.15em}{0ex}}{\text{C}}^{2}/\text{N}\cdot {\text{m}}^{2}$ $8\text{.}\text{85}\phantom{\rule{0.15em}{0ex}}×\phantom{\rule{0.15em}{0ex}}{\text{10}}^{-\text{12}}\phantom{\rule{0.15em}{0ex}}{\text{C}}^{2}/\text{N}\cdot {\text{m}}^{2}$
${\text{μ}}_{0}$ Permeability of free space $4\pi \phantom{\rule{0.15em}{0ex}}×\phantom{\rule{0.15em}{0ex}}{\text{10}}^{-7}\phantom{\rule{0.15em}{0ex}}\text{T}\cdot \text{m}/\text{A}$ $1\text{.}\text{26}\phantom{\rule{0.15em}{0ex}}×\phantom{\rule{0.15em}{0ex}}{\text{10}}^{-6}\phantom{\rule{0.15em}{0ex}}\text{T}\cdot \text{m}/\text{A}$
$h$ Planck’s constant $6\text{.}\text{62606957}\left(\text{29}\right)\phantom{\rule{0.15em}{0ex}}×\phantom{\rule{0.15em}{0ex}}{\text{10}}^{-\text{34}}\phantom{\rule{0.15em}{0ex}}\text{J}\cdot \text{s}$ $6\text{.}\text{63}\phantom{\rule{0.15em}{0ex}}×\phantom{\rule{0.15em}{0ex}}{\text{10}}^{-\text{34}}\phantom{\rule{0.15em}{0ex}}\text{J}\cdot \text{s}$
Submicroscopic masses Stated values are according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology Reference on Constants, Units, and Uncertainty, www.physics.nist.gov/cuu (accessed May 18, 2012). Values in parentheses are the uncertainties in the last digits. Numbers without uncertainties are exact as defined.
Symbol Meaning Best Value Approximate Value
${m}_{e}$ Electron mass $9\text{.}\text{10938291}\left(\text{40}\right)×{\text{10}}^{-\text{31}}\text{kg}$ $9\text{.}\text{11}×{\text{10}}^{-\text{31}}\text{kg}$
${m}_{p}$ Proton mass $1\text{.}\text{672621777}\left(\text{74}\right)×{\text{10}}^{-\text{27}}\text{kg}$ $1\text{.}\text{6726}×{\text{10}}^{-\text{27}}\text{kg}$
${m}_{n}$ Neutron mass $1\text{.}\text{674927351}\left(\text{74}\right)×{\text{10}}^{-\text{27}}\text{kg}$ $1\text{.}\text{6749}×{\text{10}}^{-\text{27}}\text{kg}$
$\text{u}$ Atomic mass unit $1\text{.}\text{660538921}\left(\text{73}\right)×{\text{10}}^{-\text{27}}\text{kg}$ $1\text{.}\text{6605}×{\text{10}}^{-\text{27}}\text{kg}$
 Sun mass $1\text{.}\text{99}×{\text{10}}^{\text{30}}\text{kg}$ average radius $6\text{.}\text{96}×{\text{10}}^{8}\text{m}$ Earth-sun distance (average) $1\text{.}\text{496}×{\text{10}}^{\text{11}}\text{m}$ Earth mass $5\text{.}\text{9736}×{\text{10}}^{\text{24}}\text{kg}$ average radius $6\text{.}\text{376}×{\text{10}}^{6}\text{m}$  orbital period $3\text{.}\text{16}×{\text{10}}^{7}\text{s}$ Moon mass $7\text{.}\text{35}×{\text{10}}^{\text{22}}\text{kg}$ average radius $1\text{.}\text{74}×{\text{10}}^{6}\text{m}$ orbital period (average) $2\text{.}\text{36}×{\text{10}}^{6}\text{s}$ Earth-moon distance (average) $3\text{.}\text{84}×{\text{10}}^{8}\text{m}$
Metric prefixes for powers of ten and their symbols
Prefix Symbol Value Prefix Symbol Value
tera T ${\text{10}}^{\text{12}}$ deci d ${\text{10}}^{-1}$
giga G ${\text{10}}^{9}$ centi c ${\text{10}}^{-2}$
mega M ${\text{10}}^{6}$ milli m ${\text{10}}^{-3}$
kilo k ${\text{10}}^{3}$ micro $\mu$ ${\text{10}}^{-6}$
hecto h ${\text{10}}^{2}$ nano n ${\text{10}}^{-9}$
deka da ${\text{10}}^{1}$ pico p ${\text{10}}^{-\text{12}}$
${\text{10}}^{0}\left(=1\right)$ femto f ${\text{10}}^{-\text{15}}$
 Alpha $\text{Α}$ $\alpha$ Eta $\text{Η}$ $\eta$ Nu $\text{Ν}$ $\nu$ Tau $\text{Τ}$ $\tau$ Beta $\text{Β}$ $\beta$ Theta $\text{Θ}$ $\theta$ Xi $\text{Ξ}$ $\xi$ Upsilon $\text{Υ}$ $\upsilon$ Gamma $\text{Γ}$ $\gamma$ Iota $\text{Ι}$ $\iota$ Omicron $\text{Ο}$ $ο$ Phi $\text{Φ}$ $\varphi$ Delta $\text{Δ}$ $\delta$ Kappa $\text{Κ}$ $\kappa$ Pi $\text{Π}$ $\pi$ Chi $\text{Χ}$ $\chi$ Epsilon $\text{Ε}$ $\epsilon$ Lambda $\text{Λ}$ $\lambda$ Rho $\text{Ρ}$ $\rho$ Psi $\text{Ψ}$ $\psi$ Zeta $\text{Ζ}$ $\zeta$ Mu $\text{Μ}$ $\mu$ Sigma $\text{Σ}$ $\sigma$ Omega $\Omega$ $\omega$
Si units
Entity Abbreviation Name
Fundamental units Length m meter
Mass kg kilogram
Time s second
Current A ampere
Derived units Force $\text{N}=\text{kg}\cdot \text{m}/{\text{s}}^{2}$ newton
Energy $\text{J}=\text{kg}\cdot {\text{m}}^{2}/{\text{s}}^{2}$ joule
Power $\text{W}=\text{J}/\text{s}$ watt
Pressure $\text{Pa}=\text{N}/{\text{m}}^{2}$ pascal
Frequency $\text{Hz}=1/\text{s}$ hertz
Electronic potential $\text{V}=\text{J}/\text{C}$ volt
Capacitance $\text{F}=\text{C}/\text{V}$ farad
Charge $\text{C}=\text{s}\cdot \text{A}$ coulomb
Resistance $\Omega =\text{V}/\text{A}$ ohm
Magnetic field $\text{T}=\text{N}/\left(\text{A}\cdot \text{m}\right)$ tesla
Nuclear decay rate $\text{Bq}=1/\text{s}$ becquerel
 Length $1\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{inch}\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\left(\text{in}\text{.}\right)=2\text{.}\text{54}\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{cm}\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\left(\text{exactly}\right)$ $1\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{foot}\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\left(\text{ft}\right)=0\text{.}\text{3048}\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{m}$ $1\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{mile}\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\left(\text{mi}\right)=1\text{.}\text{609}\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{km}$ Force $1\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{pound}\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\left(\text{lb}\right)=4\text{.}\text{448}\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{N}$ Energy $1\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{British thermal unit}\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\left(\text{Btu}\right)=1\text{.}\text{055}×{\text{10}}^{3}\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{J}$ Power $1\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{horsepower}\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\left(\text{hp}\right)=\text{746}\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{W}$ Pressure $1\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{lb}/{\text{in}}^{2}=6\text{.}\text{895}×{\text{10}}^{3}\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{Pa}$
 Length $1\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{light year}\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\left(\text{ly}\right)=9\text{.}\text{46}×{\text{10}}^{\text{15}}\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{m}$ $1\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{astronomical unit}\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\left(\text{au}\right)=1\text{.}\text{50}×{\text{10}}^{\text{11}}\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{m}$ $1\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{nautical mile}=1\text{.}\text{852}\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{km}$ $1\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{angstrom}\left(\text{Å}\right)\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}={\text{10}}^{-\text{10}}\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{m}$ Area $1\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{acre}\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\left(\text{ac}\right)=4\text{.}\text{05}×{\text{10}}^{3}\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}{\text{m}}^{2}$ $1\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{square foot}\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\left({\text{ft}}^{2}\right)=9\text{.}\text{29}×{\text{10}}^{-2}\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}{\text{m}}^{2}$ $1\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{barn}\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\left(b\right)={\text{10}}^{-\text{28}}\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}{\text{m}}^{2}$ Volume $1\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{liter}\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\left(L\right)={\text{10}}^{-3}\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}{\text{m}}^{3}$ $1\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{U.S. gallon}\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\left(\text{gal}\right)=3\text{.}\text{785}×{\text{10}}^{-3}\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}{\text{m}}^{3}$ Mass $1\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{solar mass}\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}=1\text{.}\text{99}×{\text{10}}^{\text{30}}\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{kg}$ $1\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{metric ton}={\text{10}}^{3}\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{kg}$ $1\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{atomic mass unit}\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\left(u\right)=1\text{.}\text{6605}×{\text{10}}^{-\text{27}}\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{kg}$ Time $1\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{year}\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\left(y\right)=3\text{.}\text{16}×{\text{10}}^{7}\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{s}$ $1\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{day}\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\left(d\right)=\text{86},\text{400}\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{s}$ Speed $1\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{mile per hour}\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\left(\text{mph}\right)=1\text{.}\text{609}\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{km}/\text{h}$ $1\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{nautical mile per hour}\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\left(\text{naut}\right)=1\text{.}\text{852}\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{km}/\text{h}$ Angle $1\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{degree}\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\left(°\right)=1\text{.}\text{745}×{\text{10}}^{-2}\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{rad}$ $1\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{minute of arc}\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}{\left(}^{\text{'}}\right)=1/\text{60}\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{degree}$ $1\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{second of arc}\text{}\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}{\left(}^{\text{''}}\right)=1/\text{60}\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{minute of arc}$ $1\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{grad}=1\text{.}\text{571}×{\text{10}}^{-2}\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{rad}$ Energy $1\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{kiloton TNT}\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\left(\text{kT}\right)=4\text{.}2×{\text{10}}^{\text{12}}\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{J}$ $1\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{kilowatt hour}\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\left(\text{kW}\cdot h\right)=3\text{.}\text{60}×{\text{10}}^{6}\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{J}$ $1\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{food calorie}\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\left(\text{kcal}\right)=\text{4186}\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{J}$ $1\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{calorie}\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\left(\text{cal}\right)=4\text{.}\text{186}\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{J}$ $1\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{electron volt}\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\left(\text{eV}\right)=1\text{.}\text{60}×{\text{10}}^{-\text{19}}\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{J}$ Pressure $1\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{atmosphere}\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\left(\text{atm}\right)=1\text{.}\text{013}×{\text{10}}^{5}\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{Pa}$ $1\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{millimeter of mercury}\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\left(\text{mm}\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{Hg}\right)=\text{133}\text{.}3\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{Pa}$ $1\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{torricelli}\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\left(\text{torr}\right)=1\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{mm}\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{Hg}=\text{133}\text{.}3\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{Pa}$ Nuclear decay rate $1\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{curie}\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\left(\text{Ci}\right)=3\text{.}\text{70}×{\text{10}}^{\text{10}}\phantom{\rule{0.20em}{0ex}}\text{Bq}$
 Circumference of a circle with radius $r$ or diameter $d$ $C=2\pi r=\mathrm{\pi d}$ Area of a circle with radius $r$ or diameter $d$ $A={\mathrm{\pi r}}^{2}={\mathrm{\pi d}}^{2}/4$ Area of a sphere with radius $r$ $A=4{\pi r}^{2}$ Volume of a sphere with radius $r$ $V=\left(4/3\right)\left({\mathrm{\pi r}}^{3}\right)$

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