Units of Measure
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What are some ways the metric system is used in physical science?

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August 17, 2008 5:34PM

Length is measured in meters. Mass is measured in kilograms. Temperatures in deg kelvin or celsius. Electric current in amps. Amount of a substance in moles. Luminous intensity in candela. Time in seconds. These are the SI system base units.

Other units are derived, the most important are: area in square meters, volume in cubic meters or liters, force in Newtons, energy in Joules, power in Watts, pressure in Pascals or bars, frequency in Hertz, electrical resistance in Ohms, capacitance in Farads, inductance in Henrys