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This factor appeared awkwardly in many equations of physics dealing with the dimensionality of electromagnetism and sometimes other things. The International System of Units is the modern metric system. It also includes numerous coherent derived units for common quantities like power watt and irradience lumen. Electrical units were taken from the International system then in use.
Two additional base units, degree Kelvin equivalent to degree Centigrade for thermodynamic temperature, and candela , roughly equivalent to the international candle unit of illumination, were introduced. Later, another base unit, the mole , a unit of mass equivalent to Avogadro's number of specified molecules, was added along with several other derived units.
At that time, the metre was redefined in terms of the wavelength of a spectral line of the krypton [Note 3] atom, and the standard metre artefact from was retired.
Today, the International system of units consists of 7 base units and innumerable coherent derived units including 22 with special names. The last new derived unit, the katal for catalytic activity, was added in Some of the base units are now realised in terms of invariant constants of physics. The kilogram remains defined by a man-made artefact of platinum-iridium, and it is deteriorating. The International System of Units has been adopted as the official system of weights and measures by all nations in the world except for Myanmar, Liberia, and the United States, while the United States is the only industrialised country where the metric system is not the predominant system of units.
In , Gauss used the astronomical second as a base unit in defining the gravitation of the earth, and together with the gram and millimetre, became the first system of mechanical units. The centimetre—gram—second system of units CGS was the first coherent metric system, having been developed in the s and promoted by Maxwell and Thomson.
Thermal energy was defined in calories , one calorie being the energy required to raise the temperature of one gram of water from The meeting also recognised two sets of units for electrical and magnetic properties — the electrostatic set of units and the electromagnetic set of units.
The CGS units of electricity were cumbersome to work with. This was remedied at the International Electrical Congress held in Chicago by defining the "international" ampere and ohm using definitions based on the metre , kilogram and second. In , Giovanni Giorgi showed that by adding an electrical unit as a fourth base unit, the various anomalies in electromagnetic systems could be resolved. It is an extension of Giorgi's MKSA system—its base units are the metre, kilogram, second, ampere, kelvin , candela and mole.
Early in the 20th century, an unspecified electrical unit was added, and the system was called MKSX. When it became apparent that the unit would be the ampere, the system was referred to as the MKSA system, and was the direct predecessor of the SI. It was invented in France for industrial use and from to was used both in France and in the Soviet Union. Gravitational metric systems use the kilogram-force kilopond as a base unit of force, with mass measured in a unit known as the hyl , Technische Mass Einheit TME , mug or metric slug.
The dual usage of or confusion between metric and non-metric units has resulted in a number of serious incidents. During its evolution, the metric system has adopted many units of measure. The introduction of SI rationalised both the way in which units of measure were defined and also the list of units in use. These are now catalogued in the official SI Brochure. The SI Brochure also catalogues certain non-SI units that are widely used with the SI in matters of everyday life or units that are exactly defined values in terms of SI units and are used in particular circumstances to satisfy the needs of commercial, legal, or specialised scientific interests.
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Retrieved 12 May Retrieved 2 March Retrieved 11 March International Organisation of Legal Metrology. Archived from the original on 21 May Retrieved 23 April The Basis of Measurement: Volume 2—Metrication and Current Practice. It looks foul, and leaves a brown haze across ports and shipping lanes. As ships get bigger, the pollution is getting worse. Because of their colossal engines, each as heavy as a small ship, these super-vessels use as much fuel as small power stations.
But, unlike power stations or cars, they can burn the cheapest, filthiest, high-sulphur fuel: The stuff nobody on land is allowed to use. Thanks to decisions taken in London by the body that polices world shipping, this pollution could kill as many as a million more people in the coming decade — even though a simple change in the rules could stop it. There are now an estimated , ships on the seas, and the fleet is growing fast as goods are ferried in vast quantities from Asian industrial powerhouses to consumers in Europe and North America.
The recession has barely dented the trade. Each is a quarter of a mile long and can carry up to 14, full-size containers on their regular routes from China to Europe.
Tankers moored off Devon waiting for oil prices to rise even further. Emma — dubbed SS Santa by the media — brought Christmas presents to Europe in October and is now en route from Algeciras in Spain to Yantian in southern China, carrying containers full of our waste paper, plastic and electronics for recycling.
James Corbett, of the University of Delaware, is an authority on ship emissions. He calculates a worldwide death toll of about 64, a year, of which 27, are in Europe.
Britain is one of the worst-hit countries, with about 2, deaths from funnel fumes. Corbett predicts the global figure will rise to 87, deaths a year by For decades, the IMO has rebuffed calls to clean up ship pollution.
As a result, while it has long since been illegal to belch black, sulphur-laden smoke from power-station chimneys or lorry exhausts, shipping has kept its licence to pollute. For 31 years, the IMO has operated a policy agreed by the governments that make up the organisation which allows most ships to burn bunker fuel. Bunker fuel is also thick with sulphur. IMO rules allow ships to burn fuel containing up to 4.
That is 4, times more than is allowed in car fuel in the European Union. The sulphur comes out of ship funnels as tiny particles, and it is these that get deep into lungs. With an estimated million cars driving around the planet, that means 16 super-ships can emit as much sulphur as the world fleet of cars. A year ago, the IMO belatedly decided to clean up its act. It said shipping fuel should not contain more than 3.
This lower figure could halve the deaths, says Corbett. It should not be hard to do. There is no reason ship engines cannot run on clean fuel, like cars. But, away from a handful of low-sulphur zones, including the English Channel and North Sea, the IMO gave shipping lines a staggering 12 years to make the switch.
Every year they are also belching out almost one billion tons of carbon dioxide. Ships are as big a contributor to global warming as aircraft — but have had much less attention from environmentalists. Both international shipping and aviation are exempt from the Kyoto Protocol rules on cutting carbon emissions. But green pressure is having its effect on airlines. But shipping companies are keeping their heads down. A meeting of the IMO in July threw out proposals from the British Chamber of Shipping, among others, to set up a carbon-trading scheme to encourage emissions reductions.
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