SI Metric-Matters

cover - A Dictionary of International Units
Unit of the day...
UnitSymbol
kelvinK

Quantity: thermodynamic temperature.
Yesterday's Unit of the day referred to Lord Kelvin, and it is worth considering "Why are SI units important?"
The International System of Units in French is ‘Le Système International d’ Unités’, designated SI in all languages.
If everyone in the world used their own measurements trade at the local level and also at the international level would be a very haphazard affair.
Lord Kelvin is reported to have said: "When you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it".
He helped set International Standards.

Compared to the large, expensive, and technical ISO documents from Geneva this dictionary provides information on SI (metric) units in a clear, interesting and non-technical way, it is good value.

International Units and their symbols - an international language.

A new handy book that's  becoming a standard reference work on SI (metric) units, it explains things clearly in an interesting and non-technical way.

It's not just a reference book for High School science students; Primary, and Junior School teachers around the world are also  are using it.  A section of this small handy  book provides a simple guide to writing metric names and symbols correctly.

It's a fascinating and unusual book  PLUS  'A delight for trivia and Scrabble® buffs.'

A Dictionary Of International Units Metric-Matters: Names and Symbols

Philip Bladon. 2005, Second Edition 2006  
Published: iUniverse.

ISBN: 13: 978-0-595-37115-0  (paperback)
ISBN: 13: 978-0-595-81515-9  (ebook)

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