The international system of units and its use in geography and related disciplines

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Abstract

This paper introduces college-level geography students to the International System of Units (SI), which is a standardized set of units used in science, engineering, and commerce. The system is based on seven base units from which all other units are derived. There are precise rules for using and writing SI units which should be followed, as proper use of SI in geography and related disciplines facilitates communication and reduces wasted effort at converting units.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)592-598
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Geography
Volume94
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 1995

Keywords

  • Geography
  • International system of units
  • Metric system
  • SI

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