---------- *CONVERSIONS* ---------- Conversion Factors for Science, Engineering, and Industrial Terms Length-- 1 angstrom = 10**-10 meters 1 nanometer = 10**-9 meters 1 micron = 10**-6 meters 1 millimeter = 10**-3 meters 1 inch = 0.0254 meters 1 foot = 0.3048 meters 1 yard = 0.9144 meters 1 kilometer = 1000 meters 1 mile = 1609 meters 1 centimeter = 10 millimeters 1 centimeter = .3937 inches 1 centimeter = .01 meters 1 meter = 39.37 inches 1 meter = 3.282? feet 1 meter = 1.094 yards 1 meter = .001 kilometers 1 mil = 0.001 inches 1 point = 0.013837 inches 1 hand = 4 inches 1 foot = 12 inches 1 yard = 36 inches 1 fathom = 72 inches 1 rod = 198 inches 1 mile = 63360 inches 1 yard = 3 feet 1 fathom = 6 feet 1 rod = 16.5 feet 1 furlong = 660 feet (1/8 mile) 1 mile = 5280 feet 1 league = 15840 feet (3 miles) 1 yard = 91.44 centimeters 1 yard = 36 inches 1 yard = 3 feet 1 yard = .9144 meters 1 mile = 63360 inches 1 mile = 5280 feet 1 mile = 1760 yards 1 mile = 1609 meters 1 mile = 1.609 kilometers Area-- 1 acre = 43560 square feet 1 acre = 4840 square yards 1 acre = 4047 square meters 1 acre = .0016 square miles 1 hectare = 2.471 acres Volume-- 1 gallon = 3785 cubic centimeters 1 gallon = 231 cubic inches 1 gallon = 8 pints 1 gallon = 4 quarts 1 gallon = 3.785 liters 1 gallon = .1337 cubic feet 1 gallon = .0038 cubic meters 1 liter = 61.02 cubic inches 1 liter = 1.057 quarts Weight-- 1 gram = 980.7 dynes 1 gram = 15.43 grains 1 gram = .0353 ounces 1 gram = .0322 ounces (Troy) 1 gram = .0022 pounds 1 kilogram = 980665 dynes 1 kilogram = 2.205 pounds 1 ton = 2000 pounds 1 metric ton = 1.1 tons (approx.) 1 gallon of water weighs 8.34 pounds of water Pressure-- 1 atmosphere = 76.0 centemeters mercury 1 atmosphere = 29.92 inches mercury 1 atmosphere = 14.70 pounds/square inch 1 atmosphere = 1.058 tons/square foot 1 centimeter of mercury = 136.0 kilograms/square meter 1 centimeter of mercury = 27.85 pounds/square foot 1 centimeter of mercury = .4460 feet of water (4 deg. C) 1 centimeter of mercury = .1934 pounds/square inch 1 centimeter of mercury = .0132 atmospheres Time & Frequency & Speed-- 1 mile/hour = 88 feet/second 1 mile/hour = 44.70 centimeters/second 1 mile/hour = 26.82 meters/minute 1 mile/hour = 1.609 kilometers/hour 1 mile/hour = 1.467 feet/second 1 mile/hour = 0.8690 knots 1 barrel of oil = 42 gallons of oil Electrical Current-- 1 watt = .7377 foot-pounds/second 1 watt = .0586 BTU(mean)/minute 1 watt = .0013 horsepower 1 watt = .001 kilowatts Plane Angle-- 1 radian = 3438 minutes 1 radian = 57.30 degrees 1 radian = .637 quadrants Temperature Conversions-- (F = Farenheit, C = Centigrade, K = Kelvin) F = 32 + (9/5) * C F = 32 + (9/5) * (K - 273.16) C = (5/9) * (F - 32) C = K - 273.16 K = 273.16 + (5/9) * (F - 32) K = C + 273.16 ---------- Length--meter Area Volume Mass--kg Pressure Work and Energy Power Time--sec Frequency Speed Acceleration Electrical Current--ampere Voltage Resistance Temperature--kelvin Amount of Substance--mole Concentration Luminous Intensity--candela Light Flux Plane Angle--radian Solid Angle