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This comprehensive units and measurement website contains fundamental physical constants, the International System of Units (SI), or metric system, and information on uncertainty of measurements, as well as a searchable bibliography of related papers.  It provides an online conversion utility for converting between energy units and descriptive histories of standards of measurement.
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SI, constants, measurement, uncertainty, unit conversion, units
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Metadata instance created July 17, 2004 by Cathy Ezrailson
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This resource is part of 2 Physics Front Topical Units.

Topic: Measurement and the Language of Physics
Unit Title: Units of Measure

NIST, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, publishes this set of in-depth reference materials, covering 3 topics:  1) Fundamental physical constants, 2) International System of Units (SI), and 3) Uncertainty in measurement.

Topic: Measurement and the Language of Physics
Unit Title: Teaching Tools

A site that lists the constants with all types of units and gives a tutorial on calculating uncertainty.

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B. Taylor and P. Mohr, , Version 2002 values (1998), WWW Document, (http://physics.nist.gov/cuu/index.html).
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B. Taylor and P. Mohr, The NIST Reference on Constants, Units and Uncertainty, , Version 2002 values (1998), <http://physics.nist.gov/cuu/index.html>.
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Taylor, B., & Mohr, P. (2004, June 30). The NIST Reference on Constants, Units and Uncertainty. Retrieved August 19, 2017, from http://physics.nist.gov/cuu/index.html
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Taylor, Barry, and Peter Mohr. The NIST Reference on Constants, Units and Uncertainty. June 30, 2004. http://physics.nist.gov/cuu/index.html (accessed 19 August 2017).
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Taylor, Barry, and Peter Mohr. The NIST Reference on Constants, Units and Uncertainty. Vers. 2002 values. 1998. 30 June 2004. 19 Aug. 2017 <http://physics.nist.gov/cuu/index.html>.
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