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International and metric units of measurement

Marvin H. Green

International and metric units of measurement

by Marvin H. Green

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Published by Heywood & Company in London .
Written in English


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Statementby Marvin H. Green.
The Physical Object
Pagination116p. ;
Number of Pages116
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Open LibraryOL16245186M

SI units []. The base unit of length in the SI system is the has had several definitions over time: The International Bureau of Weights and Measures defines the metre as the distance between two marks on a platinum-iridium alloy bar (the International Prototype Metre).This prototype is kept in a vault in Sèvres, near Paris. International Unit (IU), in pharmacology, quantity of a substance, such as a vitamin, hormone, or toxin, that produces a specified effect when tested according to an internationally accepted biological certain substances, the IU has been identified with a weight of a particular purified form of the material; for example, one gram of vitamin A acetate contains .

The history of the metric system began in the Age of Enlightenment with notions of length and weight taken from natural ones, and decimal multiples and fractions of them. The system became the standard of France and Europe in half a dimensions with unity ratios were added, and it went on to be adopted by the world.. The first practical realisation of the metric . The current international standard metric system is the International System of Units (Système international d'unités or SI) It is an mks system based on the metre, kilogram and second as well as the kelvin, ampere, candela, and mole. The SI includes two classes of units which are defined and agreed internationally.

The CGPM renamed it to the International System of Measurement (or SI, from the French Systeme International) in Since then, the mole was added as the base amount for substance in , thus bringing the total base units to seven and completing the modern SI unit . The Metric Act of allowed use of the metric system of measurement in the United States. In , the law was amended by PL –69, also known as the America COMPETES Act. This amendment updated the definition of the metric system: “The metric system of measurement shall be defined as the International System of Units asFile Size: 1MB.


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