## Metric in Minutes: The Comprehensive Resource for Learning and Teaching the Metric System (SI)Metric in Minutes is the perfect resource for comprehensive, up-to-date information on the International System of Units (SI), the official metric system adopted by the United States and most of the world. Written by a teacher and designed for self-instruction or use in high school, college, or continuing education classes, Metric in Minutes explains the metric system in clear, accessible language. Author Dennis Brownridge, who has been teaching the metric system for years, covers everything you need to know about SI, from its history to practical tips on conversions and problem solving. Metric in Minutes ... clarifies the logic and structure of the metric system; defines the basic metric units and the quantities of nature they measure; shows how to use metric prefixes, with easy-to-remember tips; features over 400 conversion factors for nonmetric units; gives rules for correct spelling, capitalization, pronunciation, and mathematical use of metric symbols and units; and includes practice problems and answers, great for self-testing or classroom use. Whether you're learning the metric system for the first time, need a refresher for work or school, or require an authoritative reference for everyday use, you can rely on Metric in Minutes. |

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### Contents

The International System | 1 |

Precision and Rounding | 8 |

Length | 17 |

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### Common terms and phrases

acceleration alternative name ampere atomic mass unit avoirdupois base unit British thermal unit called calorie candela Celsius centi CGS-emu changing prefixes CHAPTER Convert coulomb cube cubic meter decimal point defined degrees Celsius density Earth electricity energy gross enter the prefix equation Example Problem exponent Express flow frequency gage gigameter grams gravity heat hertz hour joule per kilogram kelvin kg/L kilogram kilogram-force kilometer kinetic energy length liter measured mega meter per second metric system minute mole molecule move the decimal multiples newton newton meter Non-SI unit Symbol notation ounce particles plane angle pound pound-force prefix kilo pressure Problem Set pure number Quantity SI definition radian radiation round scientific notation sievert significant digits simplify the answer Solution special name speed square meter steradian substituted the prefix temperature thermal torque U.S. gallon U.S. survey volume watt per square zeroes