Metric System and SI Units
The metric system preceeded the SI System. The two systems have different basic units.
The metric system has the basic units of
Measurement | Metric Unit | Abbreviation |
length | meter | m |
mass | gram | g |
time | second | s |
electric current | ampere | A |
temperature | Kelvin | K |
amount of substance | mole | mol |
luminous intensity | candela | cd |
Measurement | SI Unit | Abbreviation |
length | meter | m |
mass | kilogram | kg |
time | second | s |
electric current | ampere | A |
temperature | Kelvin | K |
amount of substance | mole | mol |
luminous intensity | candela | cd |