New definitons for scientific units of measurement

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New definitons for scientific units of measurement

Postby Joseph Malkevitch » Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:26 pm

Dear Colleagues,

When numbers are used in the real world for measurements such as 6.3 pounds or 7 miles one needs to have a "a standard yardstick" for such measurements. Thus, the definition of a kilogram is related to a physical object in a vault and that physical object might change its mass with time. A better way to do this would be to have important units of measurement not depend on such "warehoused" objects.

This article discusses an attempt to improve the way important units of measurement are defined.

http://www.nature.com/news/new-definiti ... 2837?WT.ec

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Joe
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