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SI system of units
A particular choice of metric units that was adopted in 1960 as a standard for making metric system measurements

SIderived unit
Is a unit derived by combining two or more as SI base units

Meter
SI system base unit of length, A meter equals 1.09 yards

Kilogram
The SI system base unit of mass

Mass
A measure if the total quantity of matter in an object.

Weight
A measure of the force exerted on an object by gravitational forces

Area
A measure of the extent of a surface

Volume
A measure of the amount of space occupied by an object

Cubic meter
SI system unit of volume

Liter
A volume equal to that of a cube whose sides are 1dm or 10cm in length. A liter equals 1.06 quarts

Conversion factor
A ratio that specifies how one unit of measurement is related to another unit of measurement

Dimensional Analysis
A general problemsolving method in which unit associated numbers are used as a guide in setting up calculations

Density
The ratio of the mass of an object to the volume occupied by that object. Density equals mass over volume

Equivalence conversion factor
A ratio that converts one type of measure to a different type of measure

Equality conversion factor
A ratio that converts one unit of a given measure to another unit of the same measure