A guide to assist users of the metric system (Internat. System of Units; SI), to inform them of changes in the SI and in SI usage. Contents: (1) Intro.; (2) NIST Policy on the Use of the SI; (3) Other Sources of Info. on the SI; (4) The Two Classes of SI Units and the SI Prefixes; (5) Units Outside the SI; (6) Rules and Style Conventions for Printing and Using Units; (7) Rules and Style Conventions for Expressing Values of Quantities; (8) Comments on Some Quantities and Their Units; (9) Rules and Style Conventions for Spelling Unit Names; (10) More on Printing and Using Symbols and Numbers in Scientific and Technical Documents; Appendix A: Definitions of the SI Base Units; Appendix B: Conversion Factors. Illustrations.4.1 SI base units Table 1 gives the seven base quantities, assumed to be mutually independent, on which the SI is ... Name Symbol length meter m mass kilogram kg time second s electric current ampere A thermodynamic temperature kelvinanbsp;...

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

Author | : | Ambler Thompson |

Publisher | : | DIANE Publishing - 2009-11 |

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