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How many smoot in 1 micrometer? The answer is 5.8761311552474E-7.
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The SI base unit for length is the metre.
1 metre is equal to 0.58761311552474 smoot, or 1000000 micrometer.
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›› Quick conversion chart of smoot to micrometer

1 smoot to micrometer = 1701800 micrometer

2 smoot to micrometer = 3403600 micrometer

3 smoot to micrometer = 5105400 micrometer

4 smoot to micrometer = 6807200 micrometer

5 smoot to micrometer = 8509000 micrometer

6 smoot to micrometer = 10210800 micrometer

7 smoot to micrometer = 11912600 micrometer

8 smoot to micrometer = 13614400 micrometer

9 smoot to micrometer = 15316200 micrometer

10 smoot to micrometer = 17018000 micrometer



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›› Definition: Smoot

A smoot is a unit of distance (or "length", as physical scientists say) used for measuring the Harvard Bridge. It is named after an MIT fraternity pledge at Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, Oliver R. Smoot (class of 1962). In October of 1958, fellow students helped Mr. Smoot measure the length of the bridge by placing him end to end and marking the increments. Oliver was a top student at MIT and went on to run NIST, the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The smoot is equal to his height (five feet and seven inches -- 1.70 m), and the bridge's length was measured to be "364.4 smoots plus one ear".


›› Definition: Micrometer

A micrometre (American spelling: micrometer, symbol µm) is an SI unit of length equal to one millionth of a metre, or about a tenth of the size of a droplet of mist or fog. It is also commonly known as a micron, although that term is officially outdated. It can be written in the expanded mathmatical notation (1×10-6 m)

The symbol µ is the "micro sign", which should look identical to the Greek letter mu (?) (the two may or may not look the same, depending on the font). The symbol "um" is sometimes used, when the µ and ? are not available, for example when using a typewriter.

The micrometre is a common unit of measurement for wavelengths of infrared radiation. Some people (especially in astronomy and the semiconductor business) use the old name micron and/or the solitary symbol µ (both of which were official between 1879 and 1967) to denote a micrometre. This practice persists in the face of official discouragement, perhaps to help disambiguate between the unit of measurement and the micrometer, a measuring device.


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