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ERIC Number: ED139622
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Reference Count: 0
The International System of Units (SI). Revised Edition.
Page, Chester H., Ed.; Vigoureux, Paul, Ed.
Provided are definitions of the basic units of the metric system and symbols for these units. Derived units, such as cubic metre, are defined, and symbols for them are provided. Supplementary units, units outside the system, and units temporarily accepted are listed. In Appendix I, the Recommendations and Resolutions of the General Conference of Weights and Measures passed since 1889 are reproduced with some explanation. Appendix II provides methods by which laboratories can reproduce the standards and calibrate instruments. Appendix III lists and describes international organizations concerned with the metric system. (SD)
Descriptors: Geometric Concepts, Mathematical Applications, Mathematics Education, Measurement, Metric System, Standards, Symbols (Mathematics)
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock Number 003-003-01326-9, $0.80)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Bureau of Standards (DOC), Washington, DC.
Note: For related document, see ED 075 227; Supersedes NBS Special Publication 330 1971 and 1972 Editions; Contains small type in footnotes