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Designed to help teachers teach and students of all ages learn.

Metric Measurement used in America is called "SI"
The International System of Units




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A pocket sized source of comparative information
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• • • Page 2 - TABLE OF CONTENTS and USEFUL LINKS with VIDEOS • • •

PAGE 3 - EVOLUTION of MEASURES
Useful VIDEO Link
http://metricamerica.com/evolutionof.htm

 PAGE 4 - INCH-POUND SYSTEM
Useful VIDEO Link
http://metricamerica.com/inchpound.htm

PAGE 6 - "SI" RELATES
Useful VIDEO Link   http://metricamerica.com/ametricanman.htm

 PAGE 8 - THE METRIC SYSTEM
Useful VIDEO Link
http://metricamerica.com/themetricsystem.htm

PAGE 10 - PREFIXES
Useful VIDEO Link
http://metricamerica.com/prefixes.htm

 PAGE 11 - SYMBOLS
Useful VIDEO Link
http://metricamerica.com/symbols.htm

PAGE 12 - EVERYDAY BASE UNITS
Useful VIDEO Link
http://metricamerica.com/everyday%20units.htm

PAGE 13 - Base Unit - meter
Useful VIDEO Link
http://metricamerica.com/metre.htm

 PAGE 15 - centimeter
Useful VIDEO Link 
http://metricamerica.com/centimetre.htm

PAGE 17 - millimeter
Useful VIDEO Link
http://metricamerica.com/millimetre.htm

 PAGE 19 - kilometer
Useful VIDEO Link
http://metricamerica.com/kilometre.htm

PAGE 21 - Derived Unit - liter
Useful VIDEO Link
http://metricamerica.com/litre.htm

PAGE 22 - milliliter
Useful VIDEO Link
http://metricamerica.com/millilitre.htm

PAGE 27 - Base Unit - kilogram
Useful VIDEO Link
http://metricamerica.com/kilogram.htm

PAGE 26 - gram
Useful VIDEO Link
http://metricamerica.com/gram.htm

PAGE 28 - milligram
Useful VIDEO Link
http://metricamerica.com/milligram.htm

PAGE 29 - tonne
Useful VIDEO Link
http://metricamerica.com/tonne.htm

PAGE 31 - Temperature
Useful VIDEO Link
http://metricamerica.com/temperature.htm

PAGE 32 - 7 Base Units
Useful VIDEO Link
http://metricamerica.com/7%20base%20units.htm

PAGE 34 - How The Metric System Works! - PAGE 35 - Summary
Useful VIDEO Link
http://metricamerica.com/themetricsystem.htm

PAGE 36 - USEFUL LINKS with VIDEOS for LEARNING

INSTANT METRIC CONVERSION Tables
http://metricamerica.com/Instant%20Metric%20Conversion.htm

METRIC EXAMS!
http://metricamerica.compublish/metricEXAMS/index.htm

 

INSTANT METRIC
eBook

PAGE 2
TABLE of CONTENTS
and LINKS

PAGE 3
Evolution of Measures

PAGE 4
INCH-POUND SYSTEM

PAGE 6
"SI"
RELATES

PAGE 8
THE METRIC SYSTEM

PAGE 10 - PREFIXES

PAGE 11 - SYMBOLS

PAGE 12
EVERYDAY BASE UNITS

PAGE 13
Base Unit - meter

PAGE 15 - centimeter

PAGE 17 - millimeter 

PAGE 19 - kilometer

PAGE 21 - liter

PAGE 22 - milliliter

PAGE 24 - kilogram

PAGE 26 - gram

PAGE 28 - milligram

PAGE 29 - tonne

PAGE 31 TEMPERATURE 

PAGE 32
7 Base Units

PAGE 34
HOW THE METRIC SYSTEM WORKS

PAGE 35 - SUMMARY

OTHER USEFUL LINKS 

METRIC EXAMS!
www.metricamerica.com/
metricEXAMS/index.htm

INSTANT METRIC
CONVERSION Tables
www.metricamerica.com/
Instant%20Metric%20
Conversion.htm

• • •  Page 3  • • •


EVOLUTION
of
ARCHAIC MEASUREMENT

Useful VIDEO Link
http://metricamerica.com/evolutionof.htm

Many years ago there was very little trade and measurement was crude and subject to confusion.
The yard was supposed to be half the span from finger-tip to finger-tip of a King’s outstretched arms.
And the pound was the "weight of 7,000 grains of
barley chosen from the middle ear"
.
   Rough and inaccurate measurement was good enough for barter between friends and relatives but trouble arose when commercial trade began.
Relationships evolving out of haphazard methods of measurement were anything but simple.
And as merchants adopted a form of measurement that would be met with more acceptance by the general public of that era the outcome resulted in having
2 pints to the quart, 4 quarts to the gallon,
22 yards to a chain, 16 ounces to the pound
(is that ounces of nuts or ounces in a can of juice?)
12 inches to a foot
(a foot isn't anywhere close to a human foot)
3 feet in a yard, 5,280 feet in a mile,
firkens and knogenheads and on and on and on.
   A pound even had five varied weights and meanings used throughout the Middle Ages and in Britain weight was measured as 14 pounds to the "stone".
An outdated and archaic method of measurement seemingly reserved for British colonies in America's past. The irony in this is that after the British were defeated in the United States the American gallon remained the outdated measurement adopted from what was known as the
Queen Ann's Wine Gallon".
And still remains somewhat today. 

 

INSTANT METRIC
eBook

PAGE 2
TABLE of CONTENTS
and LINKS

PAGE 3
Evolution of Measures

PAGE 4
INCH-POUND SYSTEM

PAGE 6
"SI"
RELATES

PAGE 8
THE METRIC SYSTEM

PAGE 10 - PREFIXES

PAGE 11 - SYMBOLS

PAGE 12
EVERYDAY BASE UNITS

PAGE 13
Base Unit - meter

PAGE 15 - centimeter

PAGE 17 - millimeter 

PAGE 19 - kilometer

PAGE 21 - liter

PAGE 22 - milliliter

PAGE 24 - kilogram

PAGE 26 - gram

PAGE 28 - milligram

PAGE 29 - tonne

PAGE 31 TEMPERATURE 

PAGE 32
7 Base Units

PAGE 34
HOW THE METRIC SYSTEM WORKS

PAGE 35 - SUMMARY

OTHER USEFUL LINKS 

METRIC EXAMS!
www.metricamerica.com/
metricEXAMS/index.htm

INSTANT METRIC
CONVERSION Tables
www.metricamerica.com/
Instant%20Metric%20
Conversion.htm

• • •  Page 4  • • •

INCH-POUND Non- System
PLEASE NOTE:
NONE OF THIS EXAMPLE BELOW IS POSSIBLE...
WE JUST IMAGINE  IT TO ILLUSTRATE
HOW NOTHING WITH INCH-POUND MEASUREMENT
IS RELATED TO ANYTHING.
Useful VIDEO Link http://metricamerica.com/inchpound.htm

Let's IMAGINE a person from another
archaic country or planet that wanted to know
how you could possibly make the old
"inch-pound non-system"
easy to understand by demonstrating how
Length, Liquid and Weight
MIGHT somehow relate to each other
with inch-pound measurement.

IMAGINE...
IF you could take the length of a yard and divide it by exactly ten equal parts... so we can make a cube container with those same equal sides to hold water...

...then by some strange course of events IMAGINE again IF we could fill that cube container with water
AND that cube contained the liquid of exactly
1 quart which, when placed on a scale weighed
exactly 1 pound.

"You'd likely say,
that's easy!


Let's go party!"

...inch-pound system CONTINUED PAGE 5

 

 

INSTANT METRIC
eBook

PAGE 2
TABLE of CONTENTS
and LINKS

PAGE 3
Evolution of Measures

PAGE 4
INCH-POUND SYSTEM

PAGE 6
"SI"
RELATES

PAGE 8
THE METRIC SYSTEM

PAGE 10 - PREFIXES

PAGE 11 - SYMBOLS

PAGE 12
EVERYDAY BASE UNITS

PAGE 13
Base Unit - meter

PAGE 15 - centimeter

PAGE 17 - millimeter 

PAGE 19 - kilometer

PAGE 21 - liter

PAGE 22 - milliliter

PAGE 24 - kilogram

PAGE 26 - gram

PAGE 28 - milligram

PAGE 29 - tonne

PAGE 31 TEMPERATURE 

PAGE 32
7 Base Units

PAGE 34
HOW THE METRIC SYSTEM WORKS

PAGE 35 - SUMMARY

OTHER USEFUL LINKS 

METRIC EXAMS!
www.metricamerica.com/
metricEXAMS/index.htm

INSTANT METRIC
CONVERSION Tables
www.metricamerica.com/
Instant%20Metric%20
Conversion.htm

• • • PAGE 5 - CONTINUED  - from Page 4  • • •

 Useful VIDEO Link http://metricamerica.com/inchpound.htm

NOT SO!
THERE'S A BIG PROBLEM HERE and HAS BEEN FOR A
LONG TIME!


NOTHING RELATES
in such an outdated non-system of
inches, pounds, gallons, firkens, knoginheads

or even  barleycorns!

Lifetimes are consumed trying to memorize complicated figures and fractions.
And writing silly things like
"oz." for ounce or "lb." for pound.
Is the solid of 16 oz. in a bag of nuts
the same as 16 oz. of liquid in can of juice?
OR

Try to add up in your head,
the total of 2/3+3/8+3/5 of an inch.
OR

How about going shopping and trying to
determine which is the better buy...
1-17 oz. can of a product for 63 cents,
or 2-14.5 oz. cans for $1.10
or maybe 3-16 oz. cans for $1.49.
OR
How about 3 feet in a yard... 12 inches in a foot?
And a foot is nowhere near the length of
an average person's foot and blah, blah, blah.


Useful VIDEO Link http://metricamerica.com/inchpound.htm


 ...to PAGE 6

 

INSTANT METRIC
eBook

PAGE 2
TABLE of CONTENTS
and LINKS

PAGE 3
Evolution of Measures

PAGE 4
INCH-POUND SYSTEM

PAGE 6
"SI"
RELATES

PAGE 8
THE METRIC SYSTEM

PAGE 10 - PREFIXES

PAGE 11 - SYMBOLS

PAGE 12
EVERYDAY BASE UNITS

PAGE 13
Base Unit - meter

PAGE 15 - centimeter

PAGE 17 - millimeter 

PAGE 19 - kilometer

PAGE 21 - liter

PAGE 22 - milliliter

PAGE 24 - kilogram

PAGE 26 - gram

PAGE 28 - milligram

PAGE 29 - tonne

PAGE 31 TEMPERATURE 

PAGE 32
7 Base Units

PAGE 34
HOW THE METRIC SYSTEM WORKS

PAGE 35 - SUMMARY

OTHER USEFUL LINKS 

METRIC EXAMS!
www.metricamerica.com/
metricEXAMS/index.htm

INSTANT METRIC
CONVERSION Tables
www.metricamerica.com/
Instant%20Metric%20
Conversion.htm

• • •   Page 6   • • •

SI RELATES IN 10


Useful VIDEO Link  
http://metricamerica.com/ametricanman.htm

The System of International Measurement called "SI"
is the metric measurement used in America.
An international system of measurement evolved that was assisted in it's development as a result of for-sighted American Fathers like Thomas Jefferson who gave us an American dollar with 100 cents and Dr Benjamin Franklin who, along with other devoted attendees of the Academy of Sciences in Paris, contributed significantly to the simple design of measuring in metric dimensions today.
This System of International Units called "SI"
is the metric measurement used in America.

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS.
Simply divide 
1 m (meter)
in exactly 10 equal parts,
each of which measures
10 cm (centimeters).
Then make a cube container that is
10 cm x 10 cm x 10 cm
(1000
cmณ)
that we can fill with water.

And like magic, when you fill this cube container with water,
it has the
volume of exactly
1 L (liter)


Useful VIDEO Link   http://metricamerica.com/ametricanman.htm

...SI Relates CONTINUED on PAGE 7

 

INSTANT METRIC
eBook

PAGE 2
TABLE of CONTENTS
and LINKS

PAGE 3
Evolution of Measures

PAGE 4
INCH-POUND SYSTEM

PAGE 6
"SI"
RELATES

PAGE 8
THE METRIC SYSTEM

PAGE 10 - PREFIXES

PAGE 11 - SYMBOLS

PAGE 12
EVERYDAY BASE UNITS

PAGE 13
Base Unit - meter

PAGE 15 - centimeter

PAGE 17 - millimeter 

PAGE 19 - kilometer

PAGE 21 - liter

PAGE 22 - milliliter

PAGE 24 - kilogram

PAGE 26 - gram

PAGE 28 - milligram

PAGE 29 - tonne

PAGE 31 TEMPERATURE 

PAGE 32
7 Base Units

PAGE 34
HOW THE METRIC SYSTEM WORKS

PAGE 35 - SUMMARY

OTHER USEFUL LINKS 

METRIC EXAMS!
www.metricamerica.com/
metricEXAMS/index.htm

INSTANT METRIC
CONVERSION Tables
www.metricamerica.com/
Instant%20Metric%20
Conversion.htm

• • •  Page 7 - CONTINUED from Page 6    • • •

And then,
when you place this cube filled with water
on a scale
it has a
mass of exactly
1 kg (kilogram)

ALL SIMPLY RELATED
in
10!

Useful VIDEO Link   http://metricamerica.com/ametricanman.htm
Length, Volume and Mass
DERIVED FROM THE LENGTH OF A METER!

Regardless of political or religious persuasion, ethnic or educational background, race, age, sex or wherever people think they are from, decimal measurement works in harmony with life itself.

Creation… Evolution, 10 digit hands
and 10 digit toes. Right?
Useful VIDEO Link  http://metricamerica.com/monkey.htm

Do This Again...

Divide 1 meter by exactly 10 equal parts
(10 cm x 10 cm x 10 cm)...
then make a cube (1000 cmณ) of it to fill with water...
and you will find that it contains exactly
1 L (1 liter) (1000 mL) of water... then on a scale
is the mass of exactly 1 kg (1 kilogram) (1000 g).
ALL SIMPLY RELATED IN 10!

Both spellings, meter and metre, as well as liter and litre
are acceptable. It's just a lot easier to use SYMBOLS

...SI Relates CONTINUED on PAGE 7

 

INSTANT METRIC
eBook

PAGE 2
TABLE of CONTENTS
and LINKS

PAGE 3
Evolution of Measures

PAGE 4
INCH-POUND SYSTEM

PAGE 6
"SI"
RELATES

PAGE 8
THE METRIC SYSTEM

PAGE 10 - PREFIXES

PAGE 11 - SYMBOLS

PAGE 12
EVERYDAY BASE UNITS

PAGE 13
Base Unit - meter

PAGE 15 - centimeter

PAGE 17 - millimeter 

PAGE 19 - kilometer

PAGE 21 - liter

PAGE 22 - milliliter

PAGE 24 - kilogram

PAGE 26 - gram

PAGE 28 - milligram

PAGE 29 - tonne

PAGE 31 TEMPERATURE 

PAGE 32
7 Base Units

PAGE 34
HOW THE METRIC SYSTEM WORKS

PAGE 35 - SUMMARY

OTHER USEFUL LINKS 

METRIC EXAMS!
www.metricamerica.com/
metricEXAMS/index.htm

INSTANT METRIC
CONVERSION Tables
www.metricamerica.com/
Instant%20Metric%20
Conversion.htm

• • •  Page 8   • • •

The
Metric System

WORKS IN HARMONY WITH LIFE ITSELF!

 

First you take 10 of whatever you have handy.
IT’S ALL SIMPLY RELATED IN 10!

Convenient Prefix attached in front of
base or derived unit of measure 
shows quantity, size or value
by 10, 100 and 1000.

Useful VIDEO Link
http://metricamerica.com/themetricsystem.htm

WRITING IS EASY!

Symbols identify Prefix and base or derived
unit of measure
together.
Symbols like cm (centimeter) or mL (milliliter)
or kg (kilogram) for example.

For most everyday purposes useful Prefixes are
milli - 1 one thousandth (0.001)
from the base or derived unit of measure
•

centi - 1 one hundredth (0.01)
from the base or derived unit of measure
•
kilo - 1000 times as much as
the of the base or derived unit of measure

...The Metric System CONTINUED on PAGE 9

 

 

INSTANT METRIC
eBook

PAGE 2
TABLE of CONTENTS
and LINKS

PAGE 3
Evolution of Measures

PAGE 4
INCH-POUND SYSTEM

PAGE 6
"SI"
RELATES

PAGE 8
THE METRIC SYSTEM

PAGE 10 - PREFIXES

PAGE 11 - SYMBOLS

PAGE 12
EVERYDAY BASE UNITS

PAGE 13
Base Unit - meter

PAGE 15 - centimeter

PAGE 17 - millimeter 

PAGE 19 - kilometer

PAGE 21 - liter

PAGE 22 - milliliter

PAGE 24 - kilogram

PAGE 26 - gram

PAGE 28 - milligram

PAGE 29 - tonne

PAGE 31 TEMPERATURE 

PAGE 32
7 Base Units

PAGE 34
HOW THE METRIC SYSTEM WORKS

PAGE 35 - SUMMARY

OTHER USEFUL LINKS 

METRIC EXAMS!
www.metricamerica.com/
metricEXAMS/index.htm

INSTANT METRIC
CONVERSION Tables
www.metricamerica.com/
Instant%20Metric%20
Conversion.htm

• • •  Page 9 - CONTINUED from Page 8   • • •

Prefixes and Symbols
Together

Useful VIDEO Link http://metricamerica.com/prefixes.htm
PREFIXES
Convenient Prefix attached in front of
base or derived unit of measure
shows quantity, size or value
in 10, 100 and 1000

For most everyday experience
Prefixes we use are

milli, centi, kilo

Writing is Easy!

Useful VIDEO Link http://metricamerica.com/symbols.htm
SYMBOLS
Identify Prefix and
Base or Derived Unit of Measure
TOGETHER

•
For most everyday experience

BASE UNIT meter - m for length

Derived UNIT liter - L for volume

BASE UNIT kilogram - kg for mass

 

 

INSTANT METRIC
eBook

PAGE 2
TABLE of CONTENTS
and LINKS

PAGE 3
Evolution of Measures

PAGE 4
INCH-POUND SYSTEM

PAGE 6
"SI"
RELATES

PAGE 8
THE METRIC SYSTEM

PAGE 10 - PREFIXES

PAGE 11 - SYMBOLS

PAGE 12
EVERYDAY BASE UNITS

PAGE 13
Base Unit - meter

PAGE 15 - centimeter

PAGE 17 - millimeter 

PAGE 19 - kilometer

PAGE 21 - liter

PAGE 22 - milliliter

PAGE 24 - kilogram

PAGE 26 - gram

PAGE 28 - milligram

PAGE 29 - tonne

PAGE 31 TEMPERATURE 

PAGE 32
7 Base Units

PAGE 34
HOW THE METRIC SYSTEM WORKS

PAGE 35 - SUMMARY

OTHER USEFUL LINKS 

METRIC EXAMS!
www.metricamerica.com/
metricEXAMS/index.htm

INSTANT METRIC
CONVERSION Tables
www.metricamerica.com/
Instant%20Metric%20
Conversion.htm

• • •  Page 10   • • •

PREFIXES
Useful VIDEO Link http://metricamerica.com/prefixes.htm

Convenient Prefix attached in front of
base or derived unit of measure
shows quantity, size or value
in 10, 100 and 1000

For most everyday experience
Prefixes we use are

milli, centi, kilo

NOTE:
Unlike "inch-pound measurement" there are
no abbreviations in metric measurement,
only symbols to denote Quantity, Size or Value.

PREFIX SYMBOL
for
EVERYDAY USE

milli is 1 one thousandth (0.001)
centi  is 1 one hundredth (0.01)
kilo is 1000 times as much

BASE and
Derived UNIT
SYMBOL


meter  m
liter  L
kilogram  kg

WRITING IS EASY
Symbols like mL or mg or mm or kg or cm TOGETHER
identify Prefix and base or
derived unit of measure


Useful VIDEO Link
http://metricamerica.com/prefixes.htm

The International Bureau of Weights and Measures notes:
"Unit symbols are mathematical entities and not abbreviations.Among other things, they are not followed by a period except at the end of a sentence and they are not made plural."

 

INSTANT METRIC
eBook

PAGE 2
TABLE of CONTENTS
and LINKS

PAGE 3
Evolution of Measures

PAGE 4
INCH-POUND SYSTEM

PAGE 6
"SI"
RELATES

PAGE 8
THE METRIC SYSTEM

PAGE 10 - PREFIXES

PAGE 11 - SYMBOLS

PAGE 12
EVERYDAY BASE UNITS

PAGE 13
Base Unit - meter

PAGE 15 - centimeter

PAGE 17 - millimeter 

PAGE 19 - kilometer

PAGE 21 - liter

PAGE 22 - milliliter

PAGE 24 - kilogram

PAGE 26 - gram

PAGE 28 - milligram

PAGE 29 - tonne

PAGE 31 TEMPERATURE 

PAGE 32
7 Base Units

PAGE 34
HOW THE METRIC SYSTEM WORKS

PAGE 35 - SUMMARY

OTHER USEFUL LINKS 

METRIC EXAMS!
www.metricamerica.com/
metricEXAMS/index.htm

INSTANT METRIC
CONVERSION Tables
www.metricamerica.com/
Instant%20Metric%20
Conversion.htm

• • •  Page 11   • • •

SYMBOLS
Useful VIDEO Link http://metricamerica.com/symbols.htm

Symbols Identify Prefix and Base or
Derived Unit of Measure
TOGETHER

BASE and
Derived UNIT
SYMBOL

meter  m
liter  L
kilogram  kg

PREFIX SYMBOLfor
EVERYDAY USE

m  milli is 1 one thousandth (0.001)
c  centi  is 1 one hundredth (0.01)
k  kilo is 1000 times as much

WRITING IS EASY
Simply place the prefix in front of the
base or derived unit
like mm (millimeter), cm (centimeter),
km (kilometer) or mg (milligram) kg (kilogram)
or mL (milliliter) for example.

The size or quantity is indicated by the
first letter or prefix symbol and the second letter or symbol identifies the base or derived unit
.

Useful VIDEO Link
http://metricamerica.com/symbols.htm

Note: Where symbols are used convention has it that they are always lower case letters except where the Base Unit is named after a person like Celsius (ฐC), Pascal (P) or
Newton (N). Then the symbol is noted by a
CAPITAL LETTER.

What's with a capital letter "L" for liter when the capital letter is supposed to be for a persons name?

As technology came along it became apparent that typewriters were not equipped with the script so attempts were made
to use the lower case "l" (el).
   Then it became further confusing to write "1l"
(lower case "el") as the "1" and "l" (el) looked too similar
as did the capital "I" (eye).
   So the capital "L" was chosen as the symbol for
the derived base unit "liter".

 

INSTANT METRIC
eBook

PAGE 2
TABLE of CONTENTS
and LINKS

PAGE 3
Evolution of Measures

PAGE 4
INCH-POUND SYSTEM

PAGE 6
"SI"
RELATES

PAGE 8
THE METRIC SYSTEM

PAGE 10 - PREFIXES

PAGE 11 - SYMBOLS

PAGE 12
EVERYDAY BASE UNITS

PAGE 13
Base Unit - meter

PAGE 15 - centimeter

PAGE 17 - millimeter 

PAGE 19 - kilometer

PAGE 21 - liter

PAGE 22 - milliliter

PAGE 24 - kilogram

PAGE 26 - gram

PAGE 28 - milligram

PAGE 29 - tonne

PAGE 31 TEMPERATURE 

PAGE 32
7 Base Units

PAGE 34
HOW THE METRIC SYSTEM WORKS

PAGE 35 - SUMMARY

OTHER USEFUL LINKS 

METRIC EXAMS!
www.metricamerica.com/
metricEXAMS/index.htm

INSTANT METRIC
CONVERSION Tables
www.metricamerica.com/
Instant%20Metric%20
Conversion.htm

• • •  Page 12   • • •


EVERYDAY BASE UNITS
meter • liter • kilogram
Spellings, meter and metre,
 as well as liter and litre are acceptable

Useful VIDEO Link http://metricamerica.com/everyday%20units.htm

BASE UNIT meter length
Derived UNIT
liter volume
BASE UNIT
kilogram mass

•
Symbols like mL or mg or mm or kg or cm
TOGETHER
identify prefix and base or derived unit of measure

meter - use the symbol - m

1000 mm = 1 m

millimeter - mm

100 cm = 1 m

centimeter - cm

1000 m = 1 km

kilometer - km

 

liter - use the symbol - L

1000 mL = 1 L   milliliter – mL

Useful VIDEO Link http://metricamerica.com/everyday%20units.htm

kilogram - use the symbol - kg

1 000 mg = 1 g

milligram - mg

1 000 g = 1 kg

kilogram - kg

1 000 kg = 1t 

tonne - t

SEE PAGE 32 for "7 Base Units"
used in Science, Industry and Commerce

 

 

INSTANT METRIC
eBook

PAGE 2
TABLE of CONTENTS
and LINKS

PAGE 3
Evolution of Measures

PAGE 4
INCH-POUND SYSTEM

PAGE 6
"SI"
RELATES

PAGE 8
THE METRIC SYSTEM

PAGE 10 - PREFIXES

PAGE 11 - SYMBOLS

PAGE 12
EVERYDAY BASE UNITS

PAGE 13
Base Unit - meter

PAGE 15 - centimeter

PAGE 17 - millimeter 

PAGE 19 - kilometer

PAGE 21 - liter

PAGE 22 - milliliter

PAGE 24 - kilogram

PAGE 26 - gram

PAGE 28 - milligram

PAGE 29 - tonne

PAGE 31 TEMPERATURE 

PAGE 32
7 Base Units

PAGE 34
HOW THE METRIC SYSTEM WORKS

PAGE 35 - SUMMARY

OTHER USEFUL LINKS 

METRIC EXAMS!
www.metricamerica.com/
metricEXAMS/index.htm

INSTANT METRIC
CONVERSION Tables
www.metricamerica.com/
Instant%20Metric%20
Conversion.htm

• • •  Page 13   • • •

The base unit for LENGTH is
meter
also spelled metre

Use the symbol m
Useful VIDEO Link http://metricamerica.com/metre.htm

A meter is about as long as a 
baseball bat.

A meter can be the length of an average persons
long step.

The height of the handle
on a standard door is about 1 meter
from the floor.

 If a dime is about
 1 millimeter thick...


then 1000 dimes placed
side by side  would be about

 
1 meter long.

To measure any length, a meter stick or  tape
measures accurately without complicated fractions.

Useful VIDEO Link http://metricamerica.com/metre.htm

...meter CONTINUED on PAGE 14

 

 

INSTANT METRIC
eBook

PAGE 2
TABLE of CONTENTS
and LINKS

PAGE 3
Evolution of Measures

PAGE 4
INCH-POUND SYSTEM

PAGE 6
"SI"
RELATES

PAGE 8
THE METRIC SYSTEM

PAGE 10 - PREFIXES

PAGE 11 - SYMBOLS

PAGE 12
EVERYDAY BASE UNITS

PAGE 13
Base Unit - meter

PAGE 15 - centimeter

PAGE 17 - millimeter 

PAGE 19 - kilometer

PAGE 21 - liter

PAGE 22 - milliliter

PAGE 24 - kilogram

PAGE 26 - gram

PAGE 28 - milligram

PAGE 29 - tonne

PAGE 31 TEMPERATURE 

PAGE 32
7 Base Units

PAGE 34
HOW THE METRIC SYSTEM WORKS

PAGE 35 - SUMMARY

OTHER USEFUL LINKS 

METRIC EXAMS!
www.metricamerica.com/
metricEXAMS/index.htm

INSTANT METRIC
CONVERSION Tables
www.metricamerica.com/
Instant%20Metric%20
Conversion.htm

• • •  Page 14 - CONTINUED from PAGE 13   • • •

Useful VIDEO Link http://metricamerica.com/metre.htm

 

This diving board is10 meters tall.
An Olympic
sized pool is
50 meters long

Longer Distances like the height of a mountain can be measured in meters...  



and so can the length of a bridge

 


or a waterfall.

Smaller Measurements from a meter

1 centimeter
(1 cm)

 Remember, centi is the prefix meaning
1 one hundredth of the
base unit meter.
So, 1 one hundredth of a meter (0.01 m) is simply written 1 cm

Smaller Measurements from a  centimeter

1 millimeter
(1 mm)

Remember, milli is the prefix meaning
1 one thousandth (0.001).
So 1 one thousandth of the
base unit meter,
being 1 millimeter is simply
written 1 mm

LARGER MEASUREMENT FROM A meter

1 kilometer
(1 km)

Remember, kilo is the prefix meaning 1000 times as much.
So, one thousand meters (1000 m)
being the length of 1 kilometer,
is simply written 1 km

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The International System of Units is called "SI"
and is the Metric Measurement used in America.

centimeter (cm)
also spelled centimetre

1 one hundredth from a meter (0.01 m)
There are exactly
100 cm (centimeters)
in the Base Unit meter.
Use the symbol cm


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1 cm is about the width of an average blouse
or shirt button.

1 cm is about the width of black keys on a standard piano.

1 cm is about
the width
or your little fingernail.

Snowfall is measured in centimeters (cm)
Rainfall is measured in millimeters (mm)


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Like a dollar has 100 cents a meter in length
also has 100 cm (100 centimeters)

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Centimeters are precise for measuring sewing patterns,
your height, your waist and for altering clothes.

Smaller Measurement from a centimeter

1 millimeter
(1 mm)

Remember, milli is the prefix meaning
1 one thousandth (0.001).
So 1 one thousandth of the
base unit meter, being 1 millimeter
is simply written 1 mm

 Larger Measurement from a centimeter

1 meter
(1 m)

Remember meter is the Base Unit
for Length and all other Units
are derived from it.
There are exactly 100 cm (centimeters)
in  1 m (meter) and there are exactly 1000 mm (millimeters in 1 m (meter)

Larger Measurement from a meter

1 kilometer
(1 km)

Remember, kilo is the prefix meaning
1000 times as much.
So, one thousand meters (1000 m) being the length of 1 kilometer,
is simply written 1 km which is pronounced
"KILL-oh-meet-ur"
NOT "kill-AH-mit-ur".

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millimeter (mm)

also spelled millimetre

Use the symbol mm
1 one thousandth from a meter (0.001 m)
There are exactly 1000 m (millimeters)
in the Length of Base Unit meter.

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1 millimeter
(1 mm)

Remember, milli is the
prefix meaning
1 one thousandth (0.001).
So 1 one thousandth of the
base unit meter being 1 millimeter is simply written 1 mm

1 mm (1 millimeter)
about the thickness of
an ordinary paper clip.

A guitar string can be
about 1mm thick.

The thickness of a
credit card is
about 1 mm thick.


3 mm of rain wouldn't keep you from
a pleasant day of golf.


35 mm of rain is a torrential downpour.

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1000 mm (millimeters) = 1 meter

If a "dime" is about
1 mm (millimeter) thick,
then
1000 dimes placed side by side would be 
about 1 meter long.

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Larger Measurement from a millimeter

1 centimeter
(1 cm)

Remember, centi is the prefix meaning 1 one hundredth
of the base unit meter.
So, 1 one hundredth of
a meter (0.01 m)
is simply written 1 cm

 Larger Measurement from a centimeter

1 meter
(1 m)

Remember meter is the
Base Unit for Length
and all other Units are
derived from it.
There are exactly 1000 millimeters
(1000 mm) in 1 meter (1 m)

Larger Measurement from a meter

1 kilometer
(1 km)

Remember, kilo is the prefix meaning 1000 times as much.
So, one thousand meters
(1000 m) being the length of
1 kilometer, is simply written 1 km which is pronounced
"KILL-oh-meet-ur"
NOT
 "kill-AH-mit-ur".

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kilometer (km)
also spelled kilometre

Use the symbol km
kilo is the Prefix meaning
1 000 times as much


There are exactly 1000 m (meters)
in 1 km (1 kilometer)

pronounced
"KILL-oh-meet-ur" NOT  "kill-AH-mit-ur"

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Longer Distances are Measured in
kilometers  

Longer distances like lakes, rivers and roads
are measured in kilometers.

A trip across North America is approximately
7 600
kilometers long

Going to work or holiday, distance
is measured in kilometers
A jog around the park can be measured in kilometers

1 kilometer is about the length of
60 train cars

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ROAD SIGN DRIVING TIP EXAMPLE:
When you see a sign that is shown as
90 km/h (“90” kilometers per hour)
and you want a quick conversion to mph
(miles per hour)
simply multiply 6 times “9” in your head
and you are going
approximately 54 miles per hour.

1 kilometer per hour (km/h)
 is equal to.6214 miles per hour

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A car traveling at
90 km/h
is moving at
90 kilometers per hour

THAT'S EASY

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Smaller from a  kilometer

1 meter
(1 m)

Remember, kilo is the prefix meaning 1000 times as much.
So, one thousand meters (1000 m) being the length of 1 kilometer, is simply written 1 km
 

 Smaller Measurement from a  meter

1 centimeter
(1 cm)

Remember, centi is the prefix meaning 1 one hundredth of the
base unit meter.
So, 1 one hundredth of a
meter (0.01 m) is simply
written 1 cm

Smaller Measurement from a  centimeter

1 millimeter
(1 mm)

Remember, milli is the prefix meaning 1 one thousandth (0.001).
So 1 one thousandth of the base unit meter, being 1 millimeter
is simply written 1 mm

 

 

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liter
is the derived unit for VOLUME
Use the symbol
L
Economy on the road means LESS FUEL is BETTER!
Liters per 100 kilometers is simply written L/100 km
Make a note of how many liters it takes to fill up each time... note distance traveled... and find how many liters it takes to travel 100 kilometers (km)

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8.8 L/100 km is about average for a compact vehicle
while the average larger vehicle might be 12.2 L/100 km

Measure Volume of gasoline or
the Volume of most any refreshing beverage.

Volume is the amount of space in a contained substance like water in a swimming pool measured in liters.

Which has more...
750 mL (milliliters) or
1 L (liter)?

Right! 

There are exactly 1000 mL in 1 L (liter) 

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The capital L was chosen as the symbol for
the derived base unit liter.

Before recent technology came along it became confusing to write "1l" (lower case "el"). The "1" and "l" (el) looked
too similar as did the capital "I" (eye).
So the capital
L was chosen as the symbol for
the derived base unit liter. That is the only exception.
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milliliter (mL)

also spelled millilitre

Use the symbol mL

1 one thousandths from a liter (0.001 L)

There are exactly 1000 mL (milliliters)
in the derived unit of measure liter.

We trust the accuracy in science and medicine because
there are exactly 1000 mL (milliliters) in 1 L (liter)

 

 
milliliter

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1 milliliter
(
1 mL)

Remember, milli is the
prefix meaning
1 one thousandth 
(0.001 m)
of the derived unit liter.
And 1 milliliter is simply
written 1 mL

 

milliliters
are useful
    in the garden... 

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We use milliliters for  measuring  medicine..


and when we brush our teeth the amount of toothpaste in a tube
is in milliliters


In comparison 
5 mL (milliliters)
is  a Teaspoon

 

15 mL (milliliters) is
a Tablespoon

And a Cup is 250 mL (milliliters)
to make a little person smile.  

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Larger Measurement from a milliliter

1 liter (L)
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The Base Unit for MASS is
kilogram (kg)
Use the symbol kg

Remember, kilo is the prefix for 1000 times as much.
So, one thousand grams (1000 g) is
simply written 1 kg (1 kilogram)

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This package of ground meat is
about 1 kg
(1 kilogram).

A new born baby can be about the mass of
3 kg...
and a six week old puppy can be
as heavy as 1 kg.

A 5 kg roast can easily serve
over 10 or 12 people.

This 22 kilogram salmon is about
1 meter long.

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 A 10 kg turkey should
easily serve
about 20 happy appetites.

A 40 kg bag of concrete mix requires a strong back to carry.

Smaller Measurements from a kilogram

1 gram
(1 g)

Remember, kilo is the prefix
meaning 1000 times.
So, 1 000 g (grams) is the mass of
1 kg (kilogram).
Pronounced "KILL-oh-gram"
NOT "kill-AH-gram".

Smaller Measurements from a gram

1 milligram
(1 mg)

Remember, milli is the prefix meaning
1 one thousandth (0.001).
So, 1 one thousandth of the
unit of measure gram
being 1 milligram, is simply
written 1 mg

LARGER Measurement from a kilogram

1 tonne
(1 t)

There are exactly
1000 kg (kilograms)
in 1 t (spelled tonne)
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gram (g)

Use the Symbol
g

(Singular or plural the Symbol is g)

A unit of measure that is 1 one thousandths 
from the Base Unit kilogram (0.001 kg)
because there are exactly 1000 g (grams)
in 1 kg (kilogram).

The mass of 1 g (gram) is a unit of mass
that you can hardly feel on the end of your finger

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About as heavy as a raisin, a paper clip or a dime.

A table-tennis
(ping-pong) ball
is the mass
of about 5 g.


A golf ball is about
50 g...


and so is a               
medium sized egg.

2 scoops of ice cream is the mass of about
100 grams.

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A handful of nuts
is the mass of about 100 grams.

(Singular or plural the Symbol is g)

A medium sized
apple or tomato
is about 100 grams.

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Smaller Measurement from a gram

1 milligram
(1
mg)

Remember, milli is the prefix meaning
1 one thousandth (0.001).
So, 1 one thousandth of the
unit of measure gram,
being 1 milligram,
is simply written 1 mg

 Larger Measurement from a gram

1 kilogram
(1
kg)

Remember, kilo is the prefix meaning 1000 times.
So, 1000 g (grams) is the mass of
1 kg (kilogram).

Larger Measurement from a kilogram

1 tonne
(1
t)

There are exactly 1 000 kg (kilograms)
in 1 t (spelled tonne)
Pronounce it however you wish.

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milligram (mg)

Use the symbol mg

 
1 one thousandths from a  gram (0.001 g)

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We trust the accuracy in science and medicine 
because there are exactly
1000 milligrams in 1 gram.

milligram

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to be the base unit for MASS
but familiarity and convenience seemed to determine
that the kilogram be the Base Unit for MASS.  

Larger Measurement from a milligram

1 gram
(1
g)

Remember, milli is the prefix meaning
1 one thousandth (0.001).
So there are exactly
1000 milligrams
in the unit of measure gram
and 1 gram is simply written 1 g

 Larger Measurement from a gram

1 kilogram
(1
kg)

Remember, kilo is the prefix
meaning 1000 times as much.
So, 1 000 g (grams) is the mass
of 1 kg (kilogram).

Larger Measurement from a kilogram

1 tonne
(1
t)

There are exactly 1000 kg (kilograms)
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PAGE 17 - millimeter 

PAGE 19 - kilometer

PAGE 21 - liter

PAGE 22 - milliliter

PAGE 24 - kilogram

PAGE 26 - gram

PAGE 28 - milligram

PAGE 29 - tonne

PAGE 31 TEMPERATURE 

PAGE 32
7 Base Units

PAGE 34
HOW THE METRIC SYSTEM WORKS

PAGE 35 - SUMMARY

OTHER USEFUL LINKS 

METRIC EXAMS!
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metricEXAMS/index.htm

INSTANT METRIC
CONVERSION Tables
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Instant%20Metric%20
Conversion.htm

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tonne (t)
(spelled tonne)

Use the Symbol t

There are exactly 1000 kg (kilograms)
in 1 metric tonne

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Whales can be the
mass of 1 t
(spelled 1 tonne)

 Each railcar can carry about 42 t

(spelled 42 tonnes)

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A large ship can occupy the mass
of 100 000
t (spelled tonnes)
when filled to capacity

 

...tonne CONTINUED on PAGE 30

 

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TABLE of CONTENTS
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PAGE 3
Evolution of Measures

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INCH-POUND SYSTEM

PAGE 6
"SI"
RELATES

PAGE 8
THE METRIC SYSTEM

PAGE 10 - PREFIXES

PAGE 11 - SYMBOLS

PAGE 12
EVERYDAY BASE UNITS

PAGE 13
Base Unit - meter

PAGE 15 - centimeter

PAGE 17 - millimeter 

PAGE 19 - kilometer

PAGE 21 - liter

PAGE 22 - milliliter

PAGE 24 - kilogram

PAGE 26 - gram

PAGE 28 - milligram

PAGE 29 - tonne

PAGE 31 TEMPERATURE 

PAGE 32
7 Base Units

PAGE 34
HOW THE METRIC SYSTEM WORKS

PAGE 35 - SUMMARY

OTHER USEFUL LINKS 

METRIC EXAMS!
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Smaller Measurement from a  tonne 

1 kilogram
(
1 kg)

 
A thousand grams (1000 g)
is the mass of 1 kg
(1 kilogram).
And 1 kilogram
is simply written 1 kg
•
Pronounced "KILL-oh-gram"
NOT "kill-AH-gram".

 Smaller Measurement from a  kilogram

1gram
(
1 g)

 
Remember that kilo is the prefix
meaning 1000 times,
which only says that there are
1000 g (grams) in 1 kg (kilogram)
and we simply write 1 g to represent
the mass of 1 gram.

 

Smaller Measurement from a gram

1 milligram (1 mg)

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Remember, milli is the prefix meaning
1 one thousandth (0.001).
So, 1 one thousandth from the
unit of measurement gram being 1 milligram,
is simply written 1 mg.

 

 

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TABLE of CONTENTS
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Evolution of Measures

PAGE 4
INCH-POUND SYSTEM

PAGE 6
"SI"
RELATES

PAGE 8
THE METRIC SYSTEM

PAGE 10 - PREFIXES

PAGE 11 - SYMBOLS

PAGE 12
EVERYDAY BASE UNITS

PAGE 13
Base Unit - meter

PAGE 15 - centimeter

PAGE 17 - millimeter 

PAGE 19 - kilometer

PAGE 21 - liter

PAGE 22 - milliliter

PAGE 24 - kilogram

PAGE 26 - gram

PAGE 28 - milligram

PAGE 29 - tonne

PAGE 31 TEMPERATURE 

PAGE 32
7 Base Units

PAGE 34
HOW THE METRIC SYSTEM WORKS

PAGE 35 - SUMMARY

OTHER USEFUL LINKS 

METRIC EXAMS!
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 • • •  Page 31   • • •

TEMPERATURE
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Say Good-Night
to Fahrenheit!

Sing Along!
"Make a cube, one tenth the unit meter...
It's the volume of exactly one
liter...
It's the mass of exactly one
kilogram
to please us,
Water Boils at 100 and at zero it Freezes!"

Body Temperature 37ฐC

 

 

Water Boils
at 100ฐC

 

 

Water Freezes
at 0ฐC

(Room Temperature is 20ฐ C)
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A Quick Temperature Conversion in Reverse
16 ฐCelsius is about 61 ฐFahrenheit
  and  28 ฐCelsius is about 82 ฐFahrenheit

 

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TABLE of CONTENTS
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Evolution of Measures

PAGE 4
INCH-POUND SYSTEM

PAGE 6
"SI"
RELATES

PAGE 8
THE METRIC SYSTEM

PAGE 10 - PREFIXES

PAGE 11 - SYMBOLS

PAGE 12
EVERYDAY BASE UNITS

PAGE 13
Base Unit - meter

PAGE 15 - centimeter

PAGE 17 - millimeter 

PAGE 19 - kilometer

PAGE 21 - liter

PAGE 22 - milliliter

PAGE 24 - kilogram

PAGE 26 - gram

PAGE 28 - milligram

PAGE 29 - tonne

PAGE 31 TEMPERATURE 

PAGE 32
7 Base Units

PAGE 34
HOW THE METRIC SYSTEM WORKS

PAGE 35 - SUMMARY

OTHER USEFUL LINKS 

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Instant%20Metric%20
Conversion.htm

 • • •  Page 32   • • •

This INSTANT METRIC  eBook 
IS JUST  FOR EVERYDAY LEARNING. 

For a more technical description of
The International System of Units (SI)
in Science, Industry and Commerce
here are the
7 BASE "SI" UNITSe.&o.e.
The International System of Units (SI) is a
modernized version of the metric system
established by international agreement that
provides a logical and interconnected framework
for all measurements in
science, chemistry, industry and commerce.
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This system is built on a foundation of seven base units and all other units are derived from them.
According to the US Department of Commerce,
National Bureau of Standards use of metric measurement was legalized in the United States in 1856 and our customary BASE UNITS of measurement for everyday use
are defined in terms of the meter for length
and kilogram for mass.
All other units are derived from the
base unit meter.

THERE YOU HAVE IT!
•
meter • second • kilogram Kelvin
ampere • candela • mole

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..."7 Base Units CONTINUED on PAGE 33  

 

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TABLE of CONTENTS
and LINKS

PAGE 3
Evolution of Measures

PAGE 4
INCH-POUND SYSTEM

PAGE 6
"SI"
RELATES

PAGE 8
THE METRIC SYSTEM

PAGE 10 - PREFIXES

PAGE 11 - SYMBOLS

PAGE 12
EVERYDAY BASE UNITS

PAGE 13
Base Unit - meter

PAGE 15 - centimeter

PAGE 17 - millimeter 

PAGE 19 - kilometer

PAGE 21 - liter

PAGE 22 - milliliter

PAGE 24 - kilogram

PAGE 26 - gram

PAGE 28 - milligram

PAGE 29 - tonne

PAGE 31 TEMPERATURE 

PAGE 32
7 Base Units

PAGE 34
HOW THE METRIC SYSTEM WORKS

PAGE 35 - SUMMARY

OTHER USEFUL LINKS 

METRIC EXAMS!
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metricEXAMS/index.htm

INSTANT METRIC
CONVERSION Tables
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Instant%20Metric%20
Conversion.htm

• • •  PAGE 33 CONTINUED from Page 32   • • •

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BASE UNIT - meter (m) - LENGTH.
   Up until 1983 the meter was defined as 1,650,763.73 wavelengths in a vacuum of the orange-red line of the spectrum of krypton-86. And since then it is determined to be the distance traveled by light in a vacuum in 1/299,792,45 of a second.

BASE UNIT - second (s) - TIME
   The second is defined as the duration of 9,192,631,770 cycles of the radiation associated with a specified transition of the cesium-133 atom.

BASE UNIT - kilogram (kg) - MASS
   The standard for the kilogram is a cylinder of platinum-iridium alloy kept by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures in Paris. 
A duplicate at the National Bureau of Standards serves as the mass standard for the United States. The kilogram is the only base unit defined by a physical object.

BASE UNIT - Kelvin (K) and ฐCelsius (ฐC)  - TEMPERATURE
   The Kelvin is defined as the fraction 1/273.16 of the thermodynamic temperature of the triple point of water; that is, the point at which water forms an interface of solid, liquid and vapor. This is defined as 0.01 ฐC on the Celsius scale and 32.02 ฐF on the Fahrenheit scale. The temperature zero K (Kelvin) is called "absolute zero".

BASE UNIT - ampere (A) - ELECTRIC CURRENT
   The ampere is defined as that current that, if maintained in each of two long parallel wires separated by one meter in free space, would produce a force between the two wires (due to their magnetic fields) of 2 x 10-7 N (Newton) for each meter of length. (a Newton is the unit of force that when applied to one kilogram mass would experience an acceleration of one meter per second, per second).

BASE UNIT - candela (cd) - LUMINOUS INTENSITY
   The candela is defined as the luminous intensity of 1/600,000
of a square meter of a cavity at the temperature of freezing
platinum (2,042 K).
             

BASE UNIT - mole - (mol) AMOUNT OF SUBSTANCE
   The mole is the amount of substance of a system that contains as many elementary entities as there are atoms in 0.012 kilogram of carbon-12

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PAGE 2
TABLE of CONTENTS
and LINKS

PAGE 3
Evolution of Measures

PAGE 4
INCH-POUND SYSTEM

PAGE 6
"SI"
RELATES

PAGE 8
THE METRIC SYSTEM

PAGE 10 - PREFIXES

PAGE 11 - SYMBOLS

PAGE 12
EVERYDAY BASE UNITS

PAGE 13
Base Unit - meter

PAGE 15 - centimeter

PAGE 17 - millimeter 

PAGE 19 - kilometer

PAGE 21 - liter

PAGE 22 - milliliter

PAGE 24 - kilogram

PAGE 26 - gram

PAGE 28 - milligram

PAGE 29 - tonne

PAGE 31 TEMPERATURE 

PAGE 32
7 Base Units

PAGE 34
HOW THE METRIC SYSTEM WORKS

PAGE 35 - SUMMARY

OTHER USEFUL LINKS 

METRIC EXAMS!
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metricEXAMS/index.htm

INSTANT METRIC
CONVERSION Tables
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 • • •  Page 34   • • •

 How
The Metric System Works!

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DID YOU KNOW?
that you can divide 1 meter by exactly 10 equal
parts (10 cm x 10 cm x 10 cm)
then make a cube (1000 cmณ) of it to fill with water
and you will find that it contains exactly 1 L (1 liter)
(1000 mL) of water
and is the mass of exactly
1 kg (1 kilogram) (1000 g).

AND THAT...

1 cmณ (1 cubic centimeter)

filled with water contains exactly
1 mL (1 milliliter)

and is the mass 
of exactly 1 g
(1 gram)

1 cubic centimeter is equal to 0.0610253868  cubic inches  
ALL SIMPLY RELATED IN 10!

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PAGE 2
TABLE of CONTENTS
and LINKS

PAGE 3
Evolution of Measures

PAGE 4
INCH-POUND SYSTEM

PAGE 6
"SI"
RELATES

PAGE 8
THE METRIC SYSTEM

PAGE 10 - PREFIXES

PAGE 11 - SYMBOLS

PAGE 12
EVERYDAY BASE UNITS

PAGE 13
Base Unit - meter

PAGE 15 - centimeter

PAGE 17 - millimeter 

PAGE 19 - kilometer

PAGE 21 - liter

PAGE 22 - milliliter

PAGE 24 - kilogram

PAGE 26 - gram

PAGE 28 - milligram

PAGE 29 - tonne

PAGE 31 TEMPERATURE 

PAGE 32
7 Base Units

PAGE 34
HOW THE METRIC SYSTEM WORKS

PAGE 35 - SUMMARY

OTHER USEFUL LINKS 

METRIC EXAMS!
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metricEXAMS/index.htm

INSTANT METRIC
CONVERSION Tables
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Conversion.htm

• • •  Page 35   • • •

SUMMARY
The unique simplicity of measuring in metric dimensions
is found in the properties of Length, Volume and Mass
and to each, a close relationship to the
Length of a meter. (also spelled metre).

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 It's success by definition is in the way we use it and how benefits can be derived from its application.

This INSTANT METRIC eBook is not necessarily prepared for rocket-science however, it is equally as
valuable an asset in measuring for science, aerospace, industry, medicine, chemistry and anywhere else
where precision and accuracy are required for
success in measurement as it is for everyday uses.

Metric dimensions in military applications and space exploration
are universal and well known.

 

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Whether in space, on the Moon, Mars, Earth or wherever, measurements of Length, Volume and Mass
remain constant in the absence of gravity.
Understandably, where mass is referred to herein
most will associate it with the "weight" of something because that’s how it feels.

But "weight" is really gravitational force attracted to Earth. Whereas "mass" of something doesn't rely on gravity and is constant in measurement regardless of where it is used
.


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BACKGROUND OF HOW MEASUREMENT HAS EVOLVED AND WHERE IT IS GOING
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SHOWS HOW NOTHING RELATES WITH INCHPOUND NON-SYSTEM OF MEASUREMENT
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METRIC MAN TEACHES BASIC METRIC IN LESS THAN 5
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HOW THE METRIC SYSTEM WORKS IN HARMONY WITH LIFE ITSELF
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QUICK UNDERSTANDING HOW PREFIX IS ATTACHED IN FRONT OF BASE UNIT
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SYMBOLS IDENTIFY PREFIX AND BASE OR DERIVED UNIT OF MEASURE TOGETHER
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UNDERSTANDING EVERYDAY METRIC BASE UNITS IN AMERICA
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meter IS THE BASE UNIT FOR LENGTH AND ALL OTHER MEASUREMENT RELATES TO IT
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centimeter  (1 cm) IS 1 ONE HUNDREDTH FROM meter (0.01 m)
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 millimeter (1 mm) IS 1 ONE THOUSANDTH FROM meter (0.001 m)
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kilometer (1 km) IS EXACTLY 1000 meters (1000 m) LONG
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liter (1 L) IS THE DERIVED UNIT FOR VOLUME
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milliliter (1 mL) IS 1 ONE THOUSANDTHS FROM A liter (0.001 mL)
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kilogram IS THE BASE UNIT FOR MASS
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gram IS 1 ONE THOUSANDTHS FROM A kilogram (0.001 kg)
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milligram IS 1 ONE THOUSANDTHS FROM A gram (0.001 g)
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THE MASS OF ONE THOUSAND kilograms IS ONE METRIC tonne
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HOW WATER BOILS AT 100 DEGREES CELSIUS and ZERO IT FREEZES!
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SYSTEM OF INTERNATIONAL UNITS FOR MEASUREMENT IN AMERICA CALLED "SI"
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INSTANT METRIC CONVERSION Tables
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METRIC EXAMS!
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