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An Introduction to Physical Science

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James Shipman + 3 others
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An Introduction to Physical Science

14th Edition
James Shipman + 3 others
ISBN: 9781305079137
Textbook Problem

Visualize the connections and give answers in the blanks.

Metric System units (SI) British System units

a._________

length

e.__________

length

b._________

mass

f.__________

weight (instead of mass)

c.__________

time

g.__________

time

d.__________

system acronym

h.___________

system acronym

images

EXERCISES

To determine
The concept connection behind the visual image.

Explanation

Standard unit is defined as reproducible value for the purpose of taking correct measurements and it is fixed.

The standard units for length, mass, and time in the metric system provide an acronym, the mks system. mks stand for meter, kilogram, and second.

The unit of mass in metric system is slug but it is used hardly. In terms of weight on the surface of the Earth, unit of mass is pounds. The acronym for the British system of units is fps-foot, pound and second...

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