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Offline Hana

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what does "mu" means in this case.
« on: March 04, 2012, 07:58:34 AM »
In scientific papers (mainly environmental science) the concentration is often expressed as "mu g/L";
what exactly the "mu" means? Does this expression stands for micro-gram per liter? Can I always use the word "mu" instead of the lower case Greek letter Mu?

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Re: what does "mu" means in this case.
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2012, 08:05:43 AM »
 Yes, we use the Greek letter mu - μ to mean the prefix micro. It may be a convention just for environmental science, or a convention for the publisher of the particular journal, all intended to make it easier for authors and publishers.

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And I see you've already asked this question elsewhere on this board... Hana: don't do that, it messes up the forums.  You have, by the time stamp, already asked, gotten an answer, and responded to the answer.
« Last Edit: March 04, 2012, 08:20:07 AM by Arkcon »
Hey, I'm not judging.  I just like to shoot straight.  I'm a man of science.

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