The Metric system is the most used system of measurement in
the world. Americans are not fairly up to date about. Some people
believe that the whole world deals with miles, feet, and pounds.
Yet, they are mistaken. The whole world deals with meters, grams,
and liters. The United States is the only country that does not
use the metric system. The metric system official name is the SI
or International System of Units. The metric system is the
official system of measurement of science. Everything in science
is based on metrics. There was a law passed in 1975 by
Congress for America to convert to a metric country like the rest
of the world. Yet, it fell through and never came to be. In this
paper I will explain the many facets of the metric system. How it
came to be, how it works, its seven base units, its prefixes, and
how to convert metric system units from one to another.
History of measurement Throughout Time
Measurement has been used in society since the time of
Noah’s ark. Noah’s base unit was called the cubit. It was the
distance from a man’s tip of his middle finger to his elbow. This
was the most efficient because it could be used right away. The
Thenumber of moles in one molecule of something is 6. They created a unit of weight measurement called the stone. For the most part itis a zero-based system like the metric system. This means there are 1000 meters in a unit. Celsius is found bythis formula CK-273. The provisions were, Adaptation of the SI system as officialmeasurement system, No deadline was set, A Metric Board, andCosts of conversion. That is why they were so inaccurate. practice of using the body for measurement continued on. Theampere was created at the International Electrical Congress heldin Chicago in 1893. They then took it and put on abalance. It is a very hard to understand its creation anddevelopment.