STP574

    The International System of Units (SI)

    Published: Jan 1975


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    Abstract

    The world's dependence upon measurement is an old story in which a new chapter is being written by the introduction of SI, The International System of Units. The United States is now changing to this system.

    The system is given in detail and its unique characteristics described. The units outside the system that will continue to be used are discussed. Style and manner of applying the units are detailed.

    A brief discussion of the problem of converting from one system of units to another is included. Difficulties of using SI and possible remedies are also covered.

    Keywords:

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


    Author Information:

    Graham, JD


    Paper ID: STP32261S

    Committee/Subcommittee: S03

    DOI: 10.1520/STP32261S


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