Sources of Further Information
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U.S. Metric Association (USMA),
Founded in 1916, this is a non-profit organization that advocates
United States conversion to the International System of Units.
Their Web site includes many links to products and services of the
organization, SI information for the public as well as
educators, and links to other SI sites.
How many meters in a furlong? How many pecks in a liter? Just how
much in a US gallon? A UK gallon? This free software utlity from
Josh Madison gives you an easy way to convert from archaic systems
of measurement to SI units.
International System of Units (SI)
This is a guide for teachers, students, and professionals to learn
about SI. It is excerpted from Metric in Minutes: The
Comprehensive Resource for Learning the Metric System (SI)
by Dennis Brownridge. This guide walks you through the SI system,
including a discussion of why it is advantageous.
Bureau International des Poids et
This is the official site of the international organization
responsible for world-wide uniformity of measurements in the
International System of Units. Its English name is International
Bureau of Weights and Measures. BIPM works under the authority of
the "Convention of the Metre," a treaty signed by forty-eight
nations in Paris in 1875. Provided in English and French, this site
guides you through the organizations and committees involved in
this work. The site includes links to many scientific facts about
the SI system as well as physical constants.
Metrology - the SI
This site at the Swedish National Testing and Research Institute
provides a very comprehrensive, scientific discussion of the
principles of the SI system and the relationship among the base and
John December (firstname.lastname@example.org) / 2000-12-01