What is meant by base and derived units?
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Differentiate derived units from supplementary units?
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The differnce between SI base units and SI derived units?
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What are derived units?
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What are the fundamental and derived units?
In a system of units such as the SI, BASE UNITS are defined; other units are derived from those.For example, in the SI, the meter, the kilogram, and the second are base units; the units for area (meters squared), for speed and velocity (meters/second), etc. are derived from the base units. Which units are base units, and which units are derived units, really depends on how the unit is defined. For example, in the SI, pressure is a derived unit; but you can just as well invent a system in which pressure is a base unit, and some other units, that are base units in the SI, are derived in this new system.
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What is the difference between a fundamental unit and a derived unit?
In a system of unites such as the SI, some units are defined as base units. Other units are defined based on those other units - i.e., as combinations of several of the other units. For example, if a meter is a (base) unit of length and a second the(base) unit of time, a square meter is a (derived) unit of area, and is simply defined as a meter times a meter; while a meter/second is the (derived) unit for speed. In summary, derived units are combinations of base units (or other derived units); base units are not.
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Is the unit for density a base unit or a derived unit?
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The metric system has seven base units of measure and ------ units derived from those seven?
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What are differentiate fundamental units to derived units?
The derived unit is from a combination of fundamental units. A fundamental unit is a centimeter. A derived unit is a cubic centimeter, or a cube that is a centimeter on each side. Derived units are mainly used for measuring liquids Answer The correct term is 'base unit', NOT 'fundamental unit'. There are seven base units: metre, kilogram, second, ampere, kelvin, candela, and mole. ALL other units are called 'derived units'. For example, the unit of electrical charge, the 'coulomb' is a derived unit which equates to the base units 'ampere second'.
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What is the relationship between SI base units and derived units?
Derived units are units built up from SI base units. It has been found that relatively few base units are required. Typical derived units are m/sec (metres per second), sometimes written m.sec-1 for speed and joules/sec, sometimes written joules.sec-1 for power. Although the latter unit is a derived unit, it has its own name, the watt, for convenience. (Nonetheless, the people who govern the business of defining units have been scrupulous in defining it in terms of base units because it's possible.) New base units are defined when phenomena are encountered which simply cannot be measured in terms of existing base units or units derived from them.
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What is the difference between derived quantities and fundamental quantities?
In the SI system, there are two categories of unit: the Base Unit and the Derived Unit. There is no such category as 'fundamental unit'. There are seven Base Units. These are: the metre, kilogram, second, ampere, kelvin, candela, and mole. All other units are Derived Units, and these are combinations of Base Units, sometimes given special names. For example, the coulomb is a Derived Unit, and is equivalent to an ampere second, which are both Base Units..
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How do derived units differ form base units?
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Why are derived units more complex than fundamental units and why is it important to know whether a unit is derived or fundamental?
Derived units are simply more complex because they are made up of several (that is, usually, by more than one) base unit. It is just the way they are defined; for example, in the SI, distance and time are base units, while speed is a derived unit (distance / time). You can just as well invent a system of units where - for example - time and speed are base units; in this case, distance would be a derived unit.
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How many units are in the SI system and can i see them?
The SI has 7 base units: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SI_base_unit Also, the SI has tens of derived units - perhaps hundreds of them, since you can combine the base units in many ways. Those units are ultimately derived from the 7 base units. For example, units for area, volume, speed, force, energy, pressure, electric charge, voltage, and many more, are derived from some of the base units. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SI_derived_unit
What are the basic quantities of metric system and their base units?
Units in the metric, or SI, system are dived into two types; base units and derived units. Base units are defined in terms of a physical constant, and derived units are produced by combinations of the base units. The seven base units are; Length, metres. Mass, kilogram. Time, second. Temperature, kelvin. Electric current, ampere. Amount of substance, mole. Luminous intensity, candela.
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What are the fundamental and derived SI units?
There are several SI base units, and many more derived units, which are combinations of other units. For example, meter and second are base units, meter/second (for speed or velocity) is a derived unit. For more details, see these links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SI_base_unit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SI_derived_unit
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What do derived units look like?
Derived units do not have a single 'look'. They are produced from the base units of a measuring system such as the SI system. In the SI system there are seven base units which are; Metre Kilogram Second Ampere Kelvin Mole Candela All other units are DERIVED units. For example the units for volume is the cubic metre and density is derived from the metre and kilogram. So density is kilograms per cubic metre in the SI system.