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Jul 29, 2017

"Standards" of any kind are necessary to ensure accurate communication of ideas, and particularly metrics.


The "SI" system is just the most recent of many measurement standards developed over the ages. It has advantages over previous systems through its unified use of the metric, or Base-10 system of units. This simplifies and clarifies communications involving numeric quantities as well as linking them to an agreed primary standard based on fundamental physical phenomena..