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SwedeTeam The International System of Units (SI)

Swedes uses international standard for units. (See also ISO8601 for date & time.)

The International System is called the SI from the first two initials of its French name Système International d'Unités and is maintained by a small agency in Paris, the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM, for Bureau International des Poids et Mesures). www.bipm.fr/en (in English; www.bipm.fr for French).

Common Units

Physical quantity Name Symbol B|D Notes
Length, distance metre m base  
Mass, weight kilogram kg base  
Time second s base  
Electric current ampere A base  
Electric potential difference volt V der. W/A
Temperature degree Celsius °C der. base unit is kelvin (K)
Energy joule J der. N · m
Force newton N der.  
Frequency hertz Hz der. s–1
Power watt W der. J/s
Pressure pascal Pa der. N/m2

(B|D indicate if Base unit -there a seven base units - or Derived unit)

Also: More Details on SI Units - SwedeTeam


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