The International System of Units: some major shortcomings and remedies

S Sivasegaram


The paper draws attention to some serious deficiencies in the International System of Units (Si),pertaining to the expression of some important physical quantities, and to further difficulties arising from the adoption of somewhat arbitrary solutions for these problems. Proposals are made for the solution of the problems of the SI through the introduction of a few new names of units and the omission of some existing names of units.


SI units; engineering measurements; engineering communication.

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