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The International System of Units, established in 1960 by the 11th Gen-eral Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM), is the modern met-ric system of measurement used throughout the world. It is universallyabbreviated SI (from the French
Le Système International d’Unités 
). Theeditor of this updated version of the
ISA Handbook of Measurement Equations and Tables 
credits the National Institute of Standards andTechnology (NIST) Special Publications 811,
Guide for the Use of the International System of Units 
(SI), and Special Publications 330,
The International System of Units 
, for several of the useful tables presentedin this chapter.Greek Alphabet in Roman and Italic Type. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3Three Classes of SI Units . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4SI Base Units & Definitions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4SI Derived Units . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6SI Derived Units with Special Names and Symbols,Including the Radian and Steradian. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8SI Prefixes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9Units Accepted for Use with the SI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9English to SI Conversions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10English to Metric Conversions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12English Unit Conversions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15Fraction Conversions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17Fundamental Physical Constants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20Area/Geometry Measurements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
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UNITS OFMEASUREMENT
 
Greek Alphabet in Roman and Italic Type
Name CapitalRomanLower CaseRomanCapital Italic Lower CaseItalicalpha
Α
α
Α
α 
beta
Β β
Β β 
gamma
Γ 
γ 
Γ 
γ 
delta
δ
δ 
epsilon E
ε
,
ε 
,
zeta
Ζ ζ
Ζ ζ 
eta
Η η
Η η
theta
Θ,θ Θ,θ
Θ,θ Θ,θ 
iota
Ι ι
ι
kappa
Κ κ 
Κ κ 
lambda
Λ
λ 
Λ
λ 
mu
Μ µ
Μ µ 
nu
Ν ν
Ν ν 
xi
Ξ
ξ
Ξ 
ξ 
omicron
Ο ο
Ο ο 
pi
Π
π
,
ϖ
Π 
π 
,
ϖ 
rho
Ρ ρ
Ρ ρ 
sigma
Σ
σ
Σ 
σ 
tau
Τ τ
Τ τ 
upsilon
ϒ
υ
ϒ 
υ 
phi
Φ
ϕ, φ
Φ 
ϕ, φ 
chi
Χ χ
Χ χ 
psi
Ψ
ψ 
Ψ 
ψ 
omega
ω 
Ω 
ω 
Chapter 1
/Units of Measurement
3
 
The Three Classes of SI Units and the SI Prefixes
SI units are currently divided into three classes:Base unitsDerived unitsSupplementary unitsTogether, the three classes form what is called “the coherent system ofSI units.”
SI base units 
The following table gives the seven base quantities, assumed to bemutually independent, on which the SI is founded, and the names andsymbols of their respective units, called “SI base units.” Definitions ofthe SI base units follow. The kelvin and its symbol K are also used toexpress the value of a temperature interval or a temperature difference.
SI Base Units
Base Quantity Name Symbol
length meter mmass kilogram kgtime second selectric current ampere Athermodynamic temperature kelvin Kamount of substance mole molluminous intensity candela cd
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ISA Handbook of Measurement Equations and Tables

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