Units of Conversion (Will Graves)

Conversion of units refers to conversion factors between different units of measurement for the same quantity.
(Metric System)
The metric system is an international decimalised system of measurement. France was first to adopt it in 1799 and it is now the basic system of measurement used in almost every country in the world, the United States being the only industrialised country unable to adopt the International System of Units as its predominant system of measurement
(Customary System)
Customary System is a system of measurement commonly used in the United States. The U.S. customary units have roots with the imperial units, which were used in the British Empire.
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Definition

exactly equal to

approximately equal to
digits
indicates that digits repeat infinitely (e.g. 8.294369 corresponds to 8.294369369369369…)
(H)
of chiefly historical interest
Although most of the world uses the metric system units of conversion help everything equal.

References

  1. "Conversion of Units." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web. 09 Aug. 2011. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conversion_of_units>."
  2. Conversion of Units. Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD: U.S. Army, U.S. Army Ordnance Center and School, 1984. Print.
  3. Beiser, A. (1988). Physical Science (2nd Edition). New York, NY: McGraw Hill


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