Do you mean ?
Remember with negative exponents
Hello,
I am doing some reading on Radon and am having trouble understanding some of the math. Never was good at it, and it is becoming a major handicap with this project.
13.1 Bq m[-2] h[-1]
Does the above info read square meters or does it read 100ths of a meter? M 2 I can understand, I think, as meaning squared meters, but the use of a negative number is what throws me.
Am I wrong in thinking this value stands or 13.1 Bq per 100th of a meter per hour, or is it a tenth of an hour?
Thanks for any who take the time,
Al
Is there a reason they don't reduce it in the first place?
So 13.1 per hour per square meter.. two square meters and 24 hours gives you 6288 Bq emitted radon.
Is there a reason to express it as you did, with the Bq over the m 2 . h ? To a math challenge guy, that looks like square meters times hours divided by Bq....
Thanks for the patience and the help.
I think I got it, Bq per square meter per hour....
Hello,
of course: To print fractions is quite difficult (and a fraction wastes a lot of precious paper )
You got it!
Normally a (technical) value consists of a measuring number and the name of the units. The name of the unit in your case is Becquerel per square-meter per hour. so I put all parts together and separated it from the measured value.
I'll give you (mathematically) equal expressions: