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Module 1  Introduction to Matter, Energy, and Direct Current Navy
Electricity and Electronics Training Series (NEETS) Chapter 3:
Pages AII1 through AII3 
Module 1 − Introduction to Matter, Energy, and Direct Current
Pages i,
1−1,
1−11,
1−21,
1−31,
1−41,
1−51,
1−61,
2−1,
2−11,
2−21,
3−1,
3−11,
3−21,
3−31,
3−41,
3−51,
3−61,
3−71,
3−81,
3−91,
3−101,
3−111,
3−121, Appendix
I,
II,
III,
IV,
V,
Index
Appendix II LAWS of EXPONENTS The International Symbols Committee has adopted prefixes for denoting decimal
multiples of units. The National Bureau of Standards has followed the recommendations of this committee, and has
adopted the following list of prefixes:
Numbers 
Powers of ten 
Prefixes 
Symbols 
1,000,000,000,000 
10^{12} 
tera 
T 
1,000,000,000 
10^{9} 
giga 
G 
1,000,000 
10^{6} 
mega 
M 
1,000 
10^{3} 
kilo 
k 
100 
10^{2} 
hecto 
h 
10 
10 
deka 
da 
.1 
10^{1} 
deci 
d 
.01 
10^{2} 
centi 
c 
.001 
10^{3} 
milli 
m 
.000001 
10^{6} 
micro 
u 
.000000001 
10^{9} 
nano 
n 
.000000000001 
10^{12} 
Pico 
p 
.000000000000001 
10^{15} 
femto 
F 
.000000000000000001 
10^{18} 
atto 
a 
To multiply like (with same base) exponential quantities, add the exponents. In the language of
algebra the rule is a^{m} x a^{n} = a^{m+n}
AII1
To divide exponential quantities, subtract the exponents. In the language of algebra the rule is
*Generally used with electrical quantities.
To raise an exponential quantity to a power, multiply the exponents. In the language of algebra (x^{m})^{n}
= x^{mn}.
Any number (except zero) raised to the zero power is one. In the language of algebra xO = 1
Any base with a negative exponent is equal to 1 divided by the base with an equal positive
exponent. In the language of algebra x^{a} = 1/x^{a}
To raise a product to a power, raise each factor of the product to that power.
AII2
To find the nth root of an exponential quantity, divide the exponent by the index of the root. Thus,
the nth root of am = a^{m/n}.
AII3
 
Matter, Energy,
and Direct Current 
 
Alternating Current and Transformers 
 
Circuit Protection, Control, and Measurement 
 
Electrical Conductors, Wiring Techniques,
and Schematic Reading 
 
Generators and Motors 
 
Electronic Emission, Tubes, and Power Supplies 
 
SolidState Devices and Power Supplies 
 
Amplifiers 
 
WaveGeneration and WaveShaping Circuits 
 
Wave Propagation, Transmission Lines, and
Antennas 
 
Microwave Principles 
 
Modulation Principles 
 
Introduction to Number Systems and Logic Circuits 
 
 Introduction to Microelectronics 
 
Principles of Synchros, Servos, and Gyros 
 
Introduction to Test Equipment 
 
RadioFrequency Communications Principles 
 
Radar Principles 
 
The Technician's Handbook, Master Glossary 
 
Test Methods and Practices 
 
Introduction to Digital Computers 
 
Magnetic Recording 
 
Introduction to Fiber Optics 
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