Metric Practice


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Metric Practice
Metric Practice58. Metric Practice (ANSI/IEEE 268-1982). The International System of Units, developed and maintained by the General Conference on Weights and Measures (abbreviated CGPM from the official French name Conférence Générale des Poids et Mesures), is intended as a basis for worldwide standardization of measurement units. The name International System of Units and the international abbreviation SI were adopted by the Eleventh CGPM in 1960. CLASSES OF SI UNITS SI units are divided into three classes: base units, supplementary units, and derived units BASE UNITS SI is based on seven well-defined units which by convention are regarded as dimensionally independent:
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Terrell Croft; Frederic P. Hartwell; Wilford I. Summers: American Electricians' Handbook, Sixteenth Edition. Metric Practice, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2013), AccessEngineering Export