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1. Hi, I've currently finished my GCSEs. My sixth form college has given me homework to complete before we enroll. It is a pretty straight forward worksheet. However, the sheet displays a table containing units and the SI unit symbols. Also, we have to fill out the "formula notation" of each unit. I understand what the SI unit is as well as the unit it self. However, I don't know what the "formula notation" is.

One example shows the metre to have a formula notation of "s". I've tried to do some research on the internet but I can't find any matching answers. If you do have an idea about this (sorry for the poor description), please reply. Thank you for your help.
2. (Original post by Riya Patel)
Hi, I've currently finished my GCSEs. My sixth form college has given me homework to complete before we enroll. It is a pretty straight forward worksheet. However, the sheet displays a table containing units and the SI unit symbols. Also, we have to fill out the "formula notation" of each unit. I understand what the SI unit is as well as the unit it self. However, I don't know what the "formula notation" is.

One example shows the metre to have a formula notation of "s". I've tried to do some research on the internet but I can't find any matching answers. If you do have an idea about this (sorry for the poor description), please reply. Thank you for your help.
Hey, I'm just moving this to the physics section for you

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3. (Original post by Riya Patel)
Hi, I've currently finished my GCSEs. My sixth form college has given me homework to complete before we enroll. It is a pretty straight forward worksheet. However, the sheet displays a table containing units and the SI unit symbols. Also, we have to fill out the "formula notation" of each unit. I understand what the SI unit is as well as the unit it self. However, I don't know what the "formula notation" is.

One example shows the metre to have a formula notation of "s". I've tried to do some research on the internet but I can't find any matching answers. If you do have an idea about this (sorry for the poor description), please reply. Thank you for your help.
Try this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...sics_notations
4. (Original post by Changing Skies)
Hey, I'm just moving this to the physics section for you

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The only explanation for why the metre, a unit of distance or displacement, is notated as "s" is that this refers to the "s" in the formula s=vt where v is velocity and t is time.
I assume the "formula notation" means the usual character in standard formulas.
For example, density often appears as ρ (Greek rho) in formulas.
5. (Original post by Stonebridge)
The only explanation for why the metre, a unit of distance or displacement, is notated as "s" is that this refers to the "s" in the formula s=vt where v is velocity and t is time.
I assume the "formula notation" means the usual character in standard formulas.
For example, density often appears as ρ (Greek rho) in formulas.
Ah I see now! Thank you so much for the help!
6. It might be easier to help if you post a picture of the worksheet?
7. (Original post by Riya Patel)
Hi, I've currently finished my GCSEs. My sixth form college has given me homework to complete before we enroll. It is a pretty straight forward worksheet. However, the sheet displays a table containing units and the SI unit symbols. Also, we have to fill out the "formula notation" of each unit. I understand what the SI unit is as well as the unit it self. However, I don't know what the "formula notation" is.

One example shows the metre to have a formula notation of "s". I've tried to do some research on the internet but I can't find any matching answers. If you do have an idea about this (sorry for the poor description), please reply. Thank you for your help.
It means the symbol relating to what the unit measures. For example, distance is measured in metres and is given the symbol 's' (technically displacement, but whatever). Time has units of seconds and a symbol t and so on.
8. Thank you for everyone's help, I understand now.
9. (Original post by Riya Patel)
Hi, I've currently finished my GCSEs. My sixth form college has given me homework to complete before we enroll. It is a pretty straight forward worksheet. However, the sheet displays a table containing units and the SI unit symbols. Also, we have to fill out the "formula notation" of each unit. I understand what the SI unit is as well as the unit it self. However, I don't know what the "formula notation" is.

One example shows the metre to have a formula notation of "s". I've tried to do some research on the internet but I can't find any matching answers. If you do have an idea about this (sorry for the poor description), please reply. Thank you for your help.
R u going to St. Brendan's sixth form?? Just asking.
10. (Original post by Ngaden76)
R u going to St. Brendan's sixth form?? Just asking.
No, St Dominics

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