A basic introduction to the metric system. Covers: the three classes of SI units a the SI prefixes; units outside the SI; rules a style conventions for printing a using units; rules a style conventions for expressing values of quantities; comments on some quantities a their units; rules a style conventions for spelling unit names; printing a using symbols a numbers in scientific a technical documents; a check list for reviewing manuscripts. Appendix: definitions of SI base units a the radian a Steradian; conversion factors, a comments on the references of the SI for the U.S. Extensive bibliography.4.1 SI base units Table 1 gives the seven base quantities, assumed to be mutually independent, on which the SI is founded ... SI base units Base quantity Name SI base unit Symbol length mass time electric current thermodynamic temperatureanbsp;...

Title | : | Guide for the Use of the International System of Units (SI) |

Author | : | Barry Taylor |

Publisher | : | DIANE Publishing - 1995-11 |

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