SI Handbook for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory: Committee on metric transition

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This Handbook is a guide to the use of the International System of Units (SI) at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. It describes the reasons for the United States converting to the metric system, legislation related to metric conversion, why the Laboratory is converting to the metric system, how international standards are established, the structure of SI, rules for using SI units and symbols, allowable non-SI units, and other important information about SI units and international standards. This handbook also demonstrates techniques for converting between inch-pound and metric units, and it contains tables of conversion factors. This Handbook is intended ... continued below

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This Handbook is a guide to the use of the International System of Units (SI) at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. It describes the reasons for the United States converting to the metric system, legislation related to metric conversion, why the Laboratory is converting to the metric system, how international standards are established, the structure of SI, rules for using SI units and symbols, allowable non-SI units, and other important information about SI units and international standards. This handbook also demonstrates techniques for converting between inch-pound and metric units, and it contains tables of conversion factors. This Handbook is intended for the person who needs a practical working knowledge of the units of the modernized metric system, SI. The text and figures will be useful also to those who have had some experience with the metric system and want to update their knowledge, as well as to all who are interested in overcoming the normal human tendency to dislike a new system that they do not understand. The material is presented with the intent to implant the awareness of the simplifications possible with the new units, to warn of potential pitfalls associated with their use, and to guide in the recognition of which metric units and practices are correct. The text and figures are organized for ease of orientation. The sequence of units follows the natural progression from the everyday topics to the specialized ones.

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  • Other: DE95009329
  • Report No.: UCRL-ID--119971
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • DOI: 10.2172/33125 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 33125
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc676277

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SI Handbook for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory: Committee on metric transition, report, March 1, 1995; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc676277/: accessed August 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.