1Fundamental Physical and Technical Terms
1.1Units of physical quantities
1.1.1The International System of Units (Sl)
The statutory units of measurement are
1.the basic units of the International System of Units (Sl units) for the basic quantitieslength, mass, time, electric current, thermodynamic temperature and luminous in-tensity,2.the units defined for the atomic quantities of quantity of substance, atomic massand energy,3.the derived units obtained as products of powers of the basic units and atomicunits through multiplication with a defined numerical factor,4.the decimal multiples and sub-multiples of the units stated under 1-3.
DecimalsMultiples and sub-multiples of unitsDecimal powerPrefixSymbol10
Basic SI unitsQuantityUnitsUnitsSymbolNameLengthmmetreMasskgkilogrammeTimessecondElectric currentAampereThermodynamic temperatureKkelvinLuminous intensitycdcandelaQuantity of substancemolmole