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 Online Conversion - Metric System A metric system is a system of units for measurement developed in late 18th century France with decimal multipliers. This relationship is compatible with the decimal system of numbers and it contributes greatly to the convenience of metric units. The metre-tonne-second system of units (MTS) was based on the metre, tonne and second. www.onlineconversion.com /article_metric_system.htm   (865 words)

 Centimeter-gram-second system of units The cgs system is still in use, particularly by physicists; this is largely because many electromagnetic formulas are simpler in cgs units, but also because much of the important physics literature uses these units, and in some cases because they are more convenient for a particular domain. While for most units the difference between cgs and SI is a mere power of 10, the differences in electromagnetic units are considerable, so much so that formulas for physical laws need to be changed depending on what system of units one uses. The most common system of electromagnetic units based on the cgs system is known as esu, or electrostatic units. www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ce/Centimeter-gram-second.html   (426 words)

 SI The unit of time is the duration of exactly 9 192 631 770 periods of the radiation corresponding to the transition between two hyperfine levels of the ground state of caesium-133 atom. The unit of angle is the angle subtended at the centre of a circle by an arc of the circumference equal in length to the radius of the circle. The unit of solid angle is the solid angle subtended at the centre of a sphere of radius r by a portion of the surface of the sphere having an area r www.starrepublic.org /encyclopedia/wikipedia/s/si/si.html   (1188 words)

 Metric system   (Site not responding. Last check: ) The second, originally one 86400th of the mean solar day was redefined in 1967 to be 9,192,631,770 periods of vibration of the radiation emitted at a specific wavelength by an atom of cesium-133. Varying choices have been made for the third base unit, the one that is needed to incorporate the field of electromagnetics; As of 2006 this is the ampere, being the base unit of electrical current. The original base units of the metric system could be derived from the length of a meridian of the Earth and the weight of a certain volume of pure water. vb.game-host.org /en/Metric_system.htm   (1906 words)

 Centimetre gram second system of units   (Site not responding. Last check: ) This is a system of physical units which preceded, and has largely been replaced by, the standard SI system (SI was based on the metre-kilogram-second system of units, hence the unofficial but occasionally used name mks). The cgs system is still in use; this is largely because many electromagnetic formulas are simpler in cgs units, but also because much of the older physics literature uses these units, and in some cases because they are more convenient in a particular context. A centimetre of capacitance is the capacitance between a sphere of radius 1 cm in vacuum and infinity. www.wikimoz.org /wiki/en/wikipedia/c/ce/centimetre_gram_second_system_of_units.html   (391 words)

 Conversions - DiracDelta Science & Engineering Encyclopedia The unit of capacitance in the obsolete electrostatic system of units. An abbreviation of centipoise, one hundredth of a poise. The kelvin is the unit of thermodynamic temperature. www.diracdelta.co.uk /science/source/c/o/conversions/source.html   (2498 words)

 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Centimetre gram second system of units The system goes back to a proposal made in 1832 by the German mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss and was in 1874 extended by the British physicists James Clerk Maxwell and William Thomson with a set of electromagnetic units. CGS units are still occasionally encountered in technical literature, especially in the United States in the fields of electrodynamics and astronomy. While for most units the difference between cgs and SI are just powers of 10, the differences in electromagnetic units are more involved; so much so that formulas for physical laws of E&M are adjusted depending on what system of units one uses. www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Centimeter-gram-second_system_of_units   (1183 words)

 Metric system information - Search.com The metric system was first introduced in late 18th century France by the chemist Lavoisier to replace the disparate systems of measures then in use with a unified, natural and universal system. The gram, originally one millionth of the mass of a cubic metre of water, is currently defined by the mass of a specific object that is kept in a vault in France; however there are efforts underway to redefine it in terms of physical quantities that could be reproduced in any laboratory with suitable equipment. The traditional system, originally Babylonian, has 360 degrees in a circle, 60 minutes of arc in a degree, and 60 seconds of arc in a minute (the clarifier "of arc" is dropped if it is clear from the context that we are not speaking of minutes and seconds of time). domainhelp.search.com /reference/Metric_system   (2953 words)

 Online Conversion - The SI Standard The unit of time is the duration of exactly 9 192 631 770 periods of the radiation corresponding to the transition between two hyperfine levels of the ground state of the caesium-133 atom at a temperature of 0 K (13th CGPM (1967-1968) Resolution 1, CR 103). The unit of length is equal to the length of the path traveled by light in a vacuum during the time interval of 1/299 792 458 of a second (17th CGPM (1983) Resolution 1, CR 97). The unit of angle is the angle subtended at the centre of a circle by an arc of the circumference equal in length to the radius of the circle. www.onlineconversion.com /article_SI_standard.htm   (2094 words)

 Metric system, SI - The metric system units and history The metric system is a system of units for measurement developed in late 18th century France by the chemist Lavoisier to replace the disparate systems of measures then in use with a unified, natural and universal system. The whole system was derived from the properties of natural objects, namely the size of the Earth and the weight of water, and simple relations in between one unit and the other. The original base units of the metric system could be derived from the length of a meridian of the Earth and the weight of a certain volume of pure water. www.sciencemadesimple.com /metric_system.html   (2566 words)

 Centimetre at AllExperts A centimetre (American spelling centimeter, symbol cm) is a unit of length that is equal to one hundreth of a metre, the current SI base unit of length. A corresponding unit of area is the square centimetre. A corresponding unit of volume is the cubic centimetre. en.allexperts.com /e/c/ce/centimetre.htm   (307 words)

 Centimetre gram second system of units - TvWiki, the free encyclopedia The system goes back to a proposal made in 1832 by the German mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss and was in 1874 extended by the British physicists James Clerk Maxwell and William Thomson with a set of electromagnetic units. CGS units are still occasionally encountered in older technical literature, especially in the United States in the fields of electrodynamics and astronomy. A key virtue of the Gaussian CGS system is that electric and magnetic fields have the same units, both $\epsilon_0$ and $\mu_0$ are $1$, and the only dimensional constant appearing in the equations is $c$, the speed of light. www.tvwiki.tv /wiki/CGS   (826 words)

 Themeasuremet.com - Metric System The metric system is a system of units for measurement developed in late 18th century France to replace the disparate systems of measures then in use with a unified, natural and universal system. In the early metric system there were several fundamental or base units, the grad or grade for angles, the metre for length, the gram for weight and the litre for capacity. The whole system was derived from the properties of natural objects, namely the size of the Earth and the weight of water, and simple relations in between one unit and the other. www.themeasuremet.com /metric-system/cat.php   (2102 words)

 sociology - SI The metric system tried to choose units which were non-arbitrary, while practical, merging well with the revolution's official ideology of "pure reason"; it was proposed as a considerable improvement over the inconsistent customary units which existed before, whose value often depended on the region. The swift worldwide adoption of the metric system as a tool of economy and everyday commerce was based mainly on the lack of customary systems in many countries to adequately describe some concepts, or as a result of an attempt to standardize the many regional variations in the customary system. The presence of these adjustments has been one reason advocates of the U.S. customary units have used against metrication; these customary units, however, are nowadays defined in terms of SI units, thus any difference in the definition of the SI units results in a difference of the definition of the customary units. www.aboutsociology.com /sociology/SI   (1932 words)

 Sympathetic Vibratory Physics - John W. Keely's Sacred Science. Text: [MECH] "The unit of force in the centimeter-gram-second system of units, equal to the force which imparts an acceleration of 1 cm/sec2 to a 1 gram mass." In physics, the dyne is a unit of force specified in the centimetre-gram-second (cgs) system of units, symbol "dyn". Further, the dyne can be defined as "the force required to accelerate a mass of one gram at a rate of one centimeter per second squared." the CGS unit of force. One dyne is the force that accelerates a mass of one gram at the rate of one centimeter per second per second. www.svpvril.com /svpnotes/DYNE_48389.html   (157 words)

 CENTIMETRE GRAM SECOND SYSTEM OF UNITS Articles The centimeter-gram-second system ( The centimeter-gram-second system (CGS) is a system of physical units. It was replaced by the MKS, or meter-kilogram-second system, which in turn was replaced by the SI system, which has the 3 base units of MKS plus the ampere, mole, candela and kelvin. SI units were chosen such that electromagnetic equations concerning spheres contain 4p, those concerning coils contain 2p and those dealing with straight wires lack p entirely, which was the most convenient choice for electrical-engineering applications. www.amazines.com /Centimetre_gram_second_system_of_units_related.html   (513 words)

 SI units - International System of Units The International System of Units (abbreviated SI) is the modern form of the metric system. It is the world's most widely used system of units, both in everyday commerce and in science. With few exceptions, the system is used in every country in the world, and many countries do not maintain official definitions of other units. www.convertunits.com /SI-units.php   (221 words)

 SI FACTS AND INFORMATION During the history of the metric system a number of variations have evolved and their use spread around the world replacing many traditional measurement systems. Since most non-SI units, such as the U.S. customary units, are nowadays defined in terms of SI units, any change in the definition of the SI units results in a change of the definition of the older units as well. ISO 1000:1992 ''SI units and recommendations for the use of their multiples and of certain other units'', with its price tag of 99 Swiss francs for a 22 page, coverless pamphlet showing why the public is sometimes a little slow to pick up on their recommendations. www.nationalsalestaxcalculator.com /SI   (1639 words)

 Centimeter-gram-second system of units Abacci > Abaccipedia > Ce > Centimeter-gram-second system of units It's used primarily in physics E&M textbooks because the coulomb and tesla are rediculously large, and in SI they are different units. A centimeter is the capacitance between a 1-cm sphere in vacuum and infinity. www.abacci.com /wikipedia/topic.aspx?cur_title=Centimeter-gram-second_system_of_units   (150 words)

 YOURUNITS.com - Metric System It was however reinstated in 1820 by a somewhat unlikely person, king William I of the (United) Netherlands. His attempts were in vain in the sense that Belgium did claim its independance from the Netherlands, but the metric system survived and began a slow but steady conquest of the world. The International System of Units (Systeme international d'unites or SI) is the current international standard metric system and the system most widely used around the world. www.yourunits.com /systems/metric.html   (2355 words)

 Erg - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography The erg is a small unit, equal to a force of one dyne exerted for a distance of one centimeter. In the CGS base units, it is equal to one gram-square centimeter per second squared (g·cm It is approximately the amount of energy that a mosquito uses to take flight. www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Erg   (141 words)

 Centimetre gram second system of units Details, Meaning Centimetre gram second system of units Article and Explanation ... Centimetre gram second system of units Details, Meaning Centimetre gram second system of units Article and Explanation Guide One consequence of this approach is that Coulomb's law does not contain a constant of proportionality. This is an Article on Centimetre gram second system of units. www.e-paranoids.com /c/ce/centimetre_gram_second_system_of_units.html   (424 words)

 Category "CGS units" - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography This category identifies Centimetre gram second system of units of measure This page was last modified 09:51, 1 November 2006. Category "CGS units", Systems of units and Non-SI metric units. www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Category/CGS_units   (78 words)

 Centimeter gram second system of units information - Search.com While for most units the difference between cgs and SI are just powers of 10, the differences in electromagnetic units are considerable; so much so that formulas for physical laws need to be changed depending on what system of units one uses. While the proportional constants in cgs simplify theoretical calculations, they have the disadvantage that the units in cgs are hard to define through experiment. Further complicating matters is the fact that some physicists and engineers in the United States use hybrid units, such as volts per centimeter for electric field. www.search.com /reference/Centimetre_gram_second_system_of_units   (862 words)

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