STP574

    Metric Conversion in the United States—Coordinating the Change

    Published: Jan 1975


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    Abstract

    This article provides an introduction to the formation, purposes, policies, and progress of the American National Metric Council. Included are: an explanation of the structure and function of the various committees representing affected sectors of the American economy; discussion of ANMC's effective information program including publications, seminars, and an information center; and a section on the hard versus soft conversion issue.

    Keywords:

    metric system, units of measurement, standards, weights and measures


    Author Information:

    O'Hagan, ME


    Paper ID: STP32260S

    Committee/Subcommittee: S03

    DOI: 10.1520/STP32260S


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