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From: David Bergman (davidb_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-10-16 23:33:09

Jan wrote:

> On Thursday 16 October 2003 22:42, Deane Yang wrote:
> [...]
> > When we think of grams, meters, or seconds, we are thinking of
> > relative
> [...]
> One small point: there seems to be a misunderstanding that in
> the SI system g is the base unit for mass, instead of kg.
> Also in a previous posting somebody stated ("... but using kg
> instead of g").
> This is not correct, strange as it may seem, the kilogram
> _is_ the fundamental unit. Note that the SI system can also
> be referred to as the MKS system (meter-kilogram-second).

Some people still live in the old cgs world... Especially physicists.


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