Metre

The metre is the SI unit of length and is equal to 1650763.73 wavelengths in vacuum of the radiation corresponding to the transition 2p10-5ds of a krypton 86 atom.

Conversions
1 kilometre = 1000 metres 1 m = 100cm
1 yard = 0.9144 metres 1 m = 1.094 yards
1 metre = 39.37 inches


Examples
Classical radius of an electron2.818x10-15 m
Diameter of carbon atom3.0x10-10 m
Diameter of amoeba1.0x10-4 m
Height of man2 m
Height of large tree30 m
Height of Mt. Everest8.848x103 m
Radius of the Sun6.96x108 m
Mean Sun Earth distance1.496x1011 m
Distance to Crab Nebula (N.G.C. 1952)6.0x1019 m

See also: decametre, decimetre, Femtometre, kilometre, Length, Micrometre, Mile.

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