The University Journey: Technical Unit Measurements Reference

This post is a short one covering a few important technical measurements noted in learning material supplied with my Computer Science degree module. I will be updating this post in the future where necessary in order to keep it relevant.

Common Technical Prefixes and Abbreviations

Prefix Abbreviation Multiply by… Power of 10
kilo k 1000 10^3
mega M 1000 000 10^6
giga G 1000 000 000 10^9
tera T 1000 000 000 000 10^12
peta P 1000 000 000 000 000 10^15
exa E 1000 000 000 000 000 000 10^18

 

Small Number Prefixes and Abbreviations

Prefix Abbreviation Divide by … Power of 10
milli m 1000 10^3
micro μ 1000 000 10^6
nano n 1000 000 000 10^9
pico p 1000 000 000 000 10^12
femto f 1000 000 000 000 000 10^15
atto a 1000 000 000 000 000 000 10^18