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Comment On 'General Principles for the Definition of the Base Units in the SI'

Published

Author(s)

Michael R. Moldover, Dean C. Ripple

Abstract

Recently, Kose et al. proposed general principles that should guide any future discussions regarding the redefinition of the SI base units and they illustrated their principles with an example of a revised SI. Part of their example (redefinition of the kelvin in terms of the triple point of hydrogen) is not consistent with their objective that all base units comply with . . . the needs of economy, science and society. It is possible to revise SI such that the thermodynamic temperature is no longer an independent physical quantity.
Citation
Metrologia
Volume
40
Issue
No. 5

Keywords

International System of Units, kelvin, primary thermometry, SI, thermodynamic temperature, triple-point-cell

Citation

Moldover, M. and Ripple, D. (2003), Comment On 'General Principles for the Definition of the Base Units in the SI', Metrologia (Accessed April 20, 2024)
Created October 1, 2003, Updated February 17, 2017