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Interpretation of the SI for the United States and Federal Government Metric Conversion Policy

Published

Author(s)

Barry N. Taylor

Abstract

This publication, the 1998 edition of NIST SP 814, reprints the Department of Commerce, NIST, Federal Register notice of July 28, 1998 entitled Metric System of Measurement: Interpretation of the International System of Units for the United States; the Department of Commerce, Office of the Secretary, Federal Register notice of January 2, 1991 entitled Metric Conversion Policy for Federal Agencies; and Executive Order 12770 issued by the President ofthe United States on July 25, 1991 entitled Metric Usage in Federal Government Programs. It also includes a diagram with accompanying text that shows graphically how the 21 SI derived units special names and symbols are related to the seven SI base units.
Citation
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 814
Report Number
814

Keywords

International System of Units, metric system, SI

Citation

Taylor, B. (1998), Interpretation of the SI for the United States and Federal Government Metric Conversion Policy, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed April 16, 2024)
Created September 1, 1998, Updated October 16, 2008