Tag Archives: SI

Smart meters, or not?

Readers may have seen a recent TV programme that was highly critical of the energy smart meter “roll out”. Some of you may now be wondering why a nation that made a mess of the simple task of adopting a … Continue reading

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Planned upgrades to the SI

We kick off 2017 with an article for metric geeks. Likes(8)Dislikes(0)

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The flip side of SI

Charlie P, a regular if occasionally critical contributor to MV, promised he would on his return from holiday give his thoughts on “the flip side of the SI as far as the average man in the street is concerned”. These … Continue reading

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A problem with symbols

A quest by one of our readers for a new washing machine has prompted a look at Britain’s confused approach to the use of symbols. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

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Has SI delivered?

The fuss about measurement units at the start of this century has overshadowed progress thirty years earlier in education, science and engineering. We look at the benefits that were predicted at the start of the transition to SI and ask … Continue reading

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Maybe they were moonlighting …

In contrast to his last article, John Frewen-Lord takes a look this week at some of the activities of seven famous people who later had SI units of measurement named after them. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

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Are imperial units ‘British’?

Continuing with our series on myths, misinformation and fallacies, we look at the claim occasionally made by defenders of imperial units that they are British and that they should continue in use for this reason. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

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The IET – how does it measure up?

We return to one of our favourite topics – the link between numeracy, units of measurement and British engineering success. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

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The reports of the death of the micron are greatly exaggerated

After a two month break, Metric Views returns with an article by UKMA’s new Chairman, John Frewen-Lord, about an aspect current metric usage. (With apologies to Mark Twain for the headline). Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

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Possible redefinition of the second

A few days ago, a news story appeared about the possible redefinition of the second. The BBC reported that scientists have invented a clock that loses just one second in 300 million years. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

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