This page compares the distance/magnitude/size of various objects or constants. This includes physical dimensions such as the diameter of particles, atoms and biological cells, the height of Mt. Everest, depth of the Earth's crust, distances to planets, stars, and galaxies. Colored histograms are displayed for visual aid. Most of the physical quantities are linked to online references.
This resource is part of a Physics Front Topical Unit.
Topic: Measurement and the Language of Physics Unit Title: Frames of Reference
This unique website compares the magnitude and size of a broad variety of objects, using colored histograms for ease of visual comparison. Objects range from the nanoscale to distances between galaxies. Most items are linked to annotated reference pages.
%0 Electronic Source %A Falstad, Paul %T A Sense of Scale %V 2015 %N 3 July 2015 %9 text/html %U http://www.falstad.com/scale/
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