Le Système International d'Unités (SI), The International System of Units (SI), 8th Edition (Bur. Intl. Poids et Mesures, Sèvres, France, 2006).
Note: This publication, which is commonly called the BIPM SI Brochure, consists of the official French text followed by an English translation.
The International System of Units (SI), Ed. by B. N. Taylor and Ambler Thompson, Natl. Inst. Stand. Technol. Spec. Publ. 330, 2008 Edition (U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, March 2008). It is available in electronic form at no charge at http://physics.nist.gov/cuu/Units/bibliography.html.
Note: This publication is the United States edition of the English translation in Ref. .
ISO 31-0 is cited in the text in the form [4: ISO 31-0]. Currently ISO 31 is being revised jointly by ISO TC12 and IEC TC25. The revised joint standards ISO/IEC 80000-1—ISO/IEC 80000-15 will supersede ISO 31-0:1992—ISO 31-13. The completed revised joint standards published to date are included in this list, though the part numbers maybe different from the earlier designation.
Letter symbols to be used in electrical technology, Part 2: Telecommunications and electronics, IEC 60027-2 (2005).
Note: As pointed out in Sec. 4.3, the SI prefixes refer strictly to powers of 10. They should not be used to indicate powers of 2 (for example, one kilobit represents 1000 bits and not 1024 bits). The IEC has adopted prefixes for binary powers in the above standard. The names and symbols for the prefixes corresponding to 210, 220, 230, 240, 250, and 260 are, respectively: kibi, Ki; mebi, Mi; gibi, Gi; tebi, Ti; pebi, Pi; and exbi, Ei. Thus, for example, one kibibyte would be written: 1 KiB = 210 B = 1024 B, where B denotes a byte. Although these prefixes are not part of the SI, they should be used in the field of information technology to avoid the incorrect usage of the SI prefixes.
SI 10-2002 IEEE/ASTM Standard for Use of the International System of Units (SI): The Modern Metric System. A joint ASTM-IEEE effort to develop a single ANSI standard.
1. A number of similar standards for metric practice are published by technical organizations. They include:
Rules for SAE Use of SI (Metric) Units, TSB003 MAY 1999 (Society of Automotive Engineers, Warrendale, PA, May 1999).
2. The Canadian Standards Association, 5060 Spectrum Way, Suite 100, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, L4W 5N6, publishes CAN/CSA-Z234.1-00 (R2006), Canadian Metric Practice Guide, a Canadian National Standard.
3. The application of the SI to physical chemistry is discussed in Quantities, Units and Symbols in Physical Chemistry, Third Edition (International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, RSC Publications, Cambridge, 2007.
Values for the 2006 adjustment of the fundamental physical constants can be found at the NIST website (http://physics.nist.gov/cuu/Constants/index.html).
Note: For a detailed description of the previous 2002 adjustment of the values for the constants see P. J. Mohr and B. N. Taylor, Reviews of Modern Physics, Vol. 77, No. 1, pp. 1-107, 2005.
The term combined standard uncertainty used in the footnotes to Table 7 of this Guide, and the related terms expanded uncertainty and relative expanded uncertainty used in some of the examples of Sec. 7.10.3, are discussed in ISO, Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty in Measurement (International Organization for Standardization, Geneva, Switzerland, 1993); and in B. N. Taylor and C. E. Kuyatt, Guidelines for Evaluating and Expressing the Uncertainty of NIST Measurement Results,
Natl. Inst. Stand. Technol.Spec. Publ. 1297, 1994 Edition (U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, September 1994).
The NIST Guide for the Use of the International System of Units
- Check List for Reviewing Manuscripts
- Chapter 1: Introduction
- Chapter 2: NIST Policy on the Use of the SI
- Chapter 3: Other Sources of Information on the SI
- Chapter 4: The Two Classes of SI Units and the SI Prefixes
- Chapter 5: Units Outside the SI
- Chapter 6: Rules and Style Conventions for Printing and Using Units
- Chapter 7: Rules and Style Conventions for Expressing Values of Quantities
- Chapter 8: Comments on Some Quantities and Their Units
- Chapter 9: Rules and Style Conventions for Spelling Unit Names
- Chapter 10: More on Printing and Using Symbols and Numbers in Scientific and Technical Documents
- Appendix A: Definitions of the SI Base Units
- Appendix B: Conversion Factors
- Appendix C: Comments on the References of Appendix D - Bibliography
- Appendix D: Bibliography
- Version History
- Special Publication 811 (Extended Contents)
NIST Guide to the SI, Appendix D: Bibliography
Created January 28, 2016, Updated August 25, 2016