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For clarity, they are usually set in italic type to distinguish them from other units which should be set in roman type. g. u. in place of the appropriate unit irrespective of the physical quantity involved. This of course leads to considerable confusion in identification and conversion. Table 3-5 (opposite) summarizes the main units employed in the system. 3 British and American Systems of Units Despite the increasing importance of SI units, the systems of units developed in the UK and USA are still commonly used or referred to in the British Isles (England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales), North America (USA and Canada), and in some Commonwealth countries such as Australia and New Zealand.
9th CGPM 1948 Replacement of the melting point of ice by the triple point of water for thermometric reference. Thermodynamic scale with a single fixed point. Adoption of the joule as unit of quantity of heat. Adoption of degree Celsius to denote the degree of temperature. 10th CGPM 1954 Definition of the thermodynamic temperature scale by choosing the triple point of water as the fundamental fixed point. Definition of the standard atmosphere: 101325 N/m 2 . Adoption of six base units of the future SI: metre, kilogram, second, ampere, kelvin, and candela.
Notes • It is important to note that in North America and Britain, the prefix sq. (an abbreviation of the word square) is sometimes used before an area unit instead of raising the unit to the power of two. 66 sq. 66 ft2 • In some technical reports or scientific textbooks written before the 1960s, the term 'square' is represented by a square symbol drawn before the unit (thus • " should be read as 'square inch'). 1 UK Measures of Area The conventional imperial units of surface area are the square inch, the square foot, the square yard, and the square mile.