The Basics

Measurement

What are the standards for measurement in physics?

The International System of Units, officially known as Système International and abbreviated SI, was adopted by the eleventh General Conference on Weights and Measures in Paris in 1960. Basic units are based on the meter-kilogram-second (MKS) system, which is commonly known as the metric system.



Most of the world uses the metric system for measuring quantities such as weight. Also known as the meter-kilogram-second (MKS) system, the metric system was last refined at the eleventh General Conference on Weights and Measures in 1995.
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