ERIC Number: ED168869
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Oct-20
Reference Count: N/A
Getting a Better Understanding of the Metric System--Implications if Adopted by the United States: Executive Summary. Report to the Congress of the United States by the Comptroller General.
Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
This General Accounting Office (GAO) document is a summary of a GAO report that discusses: (1) the implications if the United States converts to the metric system of weights and measures; and (2) the conversion experiences of other countries. Topics covered include national policy, impact on industry and the public, benefits, advantages, disadvantages, and costs. The overall conclusions and recommendations are given. (MP)
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Federal Legislation, Government Publications, Government Role, Mathematics Education, Measurement, Metric System, Postsecondary Education
U.S. General Accounting Office, Distribution Section, Room 1518, 441 G Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20548 (free)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.