IS JUST FOR EVERYDAY LEARNING.
For a more technical
International System of Units (SI)
here are the
7 BASE "SI" UNITS
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, industry and commerce.
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.
In the United States a more comprehensive analysis may be made for learning by contacting
The following provides the 7 BASE UNITS applied more appropriately in
science, industry and commerce are
meter • second • kilogram • Kelvin
ampere • candela • mole
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