Tag Archives: SI

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(1)Dislikes(2)

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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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UKMA launches Measurement Units Style Guide

In an attempt to bring about some improvement in the sloppy and inconsistent way in which metric units are often written, the UK Metric Association has today (5 July 2012) published a “Measurement Units Style Guide”.  Aimed at anybody who … Continue reading

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