# international system of units

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adopted by the 11th general conference on weights and measures in 1960. it is a coherent systems of unit

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International System of Units (SI)The International System of units (SI) was adopted by the 11th General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM) in 1960. It is a coherent system of units built from seven SI base units, one for each of the seven dimensionally independent base quantities: the meter, kilogram, second, ampere, Kelvin, mole, and candela, for the dimensions length, mass, time, electric current, thermodynamic temperature, amount of substance, and luminous intensity, respectively. The definitions of the SI base units are given below. The SI derived units are expressed as products of powers of the base units, analogous to the corresponding relations between physical quantities but with numerical factors equal to unity. In the International System there is only one SI unit for each physical quantity. This is either the appropriate SI base unit itself or the appropriate SI derived unit. However, any of the approved decimal prefixes, called SI prefixes, may be used to construct decimal multiples or submultiples of SI units.It is recommended that only SI units be used in science and technology (with SI prefixes where appropriate). Where there are special reasons for m

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