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k (kilo)

The prefix k or kilo indicates the unit should be multiplied by 103.

See also: Decimal Prefixes.


Key Metal

80 % Copper 5 % Lead 10 % Tin 5 % Zinc


Keyway

This image shows a keyway being cut with an HSS bit on a lathe.



Kingston Metal

6 % Copper 88 % Tin 6 % Mercury


Kirchoff's First Law

Kirchoff's first lawStates that the algebraic sum of currents at a node is zero.

Kneiss Metal

3 % Copper 42 % Lead 15 % Tin 40 % Zinc


Kuprodur

98.75 % Copper 0.75 % Nickel 0.5 % Silicon

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