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This website contains detailed information on the essentials of the SI System. It includes definitions of the base units and their historical context, names and symbols of derived units, and a graphical illustration of relationships among SI units. Users will also find an authoritative section on rules and style conventions for using the SI.

This item is part of a larger online reference resource developed and maintained by NIST, the National Institute for Standards and Technology. SEE RELATED MATERIALS on this page for a link to the NIST Fundamental Physical Constants.
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Topic: Measurement and the Language of Physics
Unit Title: Units of Measure

Teachers will find in-depth information on base units, derived units, and relationships among SI units in this free web site developed and maintained by NIST (the National Institute for Science and Technology). Don't miss the link to the "Digital Dutch" unit converter.  It is amazingly easy to use.

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B. Taylor and P. Mohr, , Version 2002 values (1998), WWW Document, (http://physics.nist.gov/cuu/Units/index.html).
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B. Taylor and P. Mohr, The NIST Reference: International System of Units (SI), , Version 2002 values (1998), <http://physics.nist.gov/cuu/Units/index.html>.
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Taylor, B., & Mohr, P. (2008, January 24). The NIST Reference: International System of Units (SI). Retrieved October 23, 2014, from http://physics.nist.gov/cuu/Units/index.html
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Taylor, Barry, and Peter Mohr. The NIST Reference: International System of Units (SI). January 24, 2008. http://physics.nist.gov/cuu/Units/index.html (accessed 23 October 2014).
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Taylor, Barry, and Peter Mohr. The NIST Reference: International System of Units (SI). Vers. 2002 values. 1998. 24 Jan. 2008. 23 Oct. 2014 <http://physics.nist.gov/cuu/Units/index.html>.
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The latest version of the NIST Physical Constants, recommended for international use, is found at this web site, also maintained by the National Institute for Science and Technology. Also contains background information related to constants.

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