  # Module 3 - Introduction to Circuit Protection, Control, and MeasurementNavy Electricity and Electronics Training Series (NEETS)Chapter 1:  Pages AII-1 through AII-2

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: To multiply like (with same base) exponential quantities, add the exponents. In the language of algebra the rule is am x an = am+n To divide exponential quantities, subtract the exponents. In the language of algebra the rule is AII-1

To raise an exponential quantity to a power, multiply the exponents. In the language of algebra
(xm)n = xmn. Any number (except zero) raised to the zero power is one. In the language of algebra x0 = 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/xa To raise a product to a power, raise each factor of the product to that power. To find the nth root of an exponential quantity, divide the exponent by the index of the root. Thus, the nth root of am = am. AII-2   About RF Cafe Copyright: 1996 - 2024Webmaster:    Kirt Blattenberger,    BSEE - KB3UON RF Cafe began life in 1996 as "RF Tools" in an AOL screen name web space totaling 2 MB. Its primary purpose was to provide me with ready access to commonly needed formulas and reference material while performing my work as an RF system and circuit design engineer. The Internet was still largely an unknown entity at the time and not much was available in the form of WYSIWYG ... All trademarks, copyrights, patents, and other rights of ownership to images and text used on the RF Cafe website are hereby acknowledged. My Hobby Website:  AirplanesAndRockets.com 