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Non-SI Units

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  • The metric system of measurement, the International system of units (SI Units), is widely used for quantitative measurements of matter in science and in most countries. However, different systems of measurement existed before the SI system was introduced. Any units used in other system of measurement (i.e. not included in the SI system of measurement), will be referred to as non-SI units. In most science courses, non-SI Units are not be used regularly.

    Contributors and Attributions

    • Ko-Wei Che, Betty Wan Wu, Boris Poutivski (UC Davis)