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This measurement conversion calculator is a tool that allows you to perform conversions between the various units of measurements within different systems. Also, the tool also works as imperial and metric conversion calculator.
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A unit is said to be a measurement of a quantity that is explained or adopted by tradition or law. When it comes to history, different unit systems were created and used in several regions and cultures. Nowadays, the global standard of measurement is said to be as the International System of Units (SI) that is a modern form of the metric system.
Well, come to the point, before knowing about the unit converter calculator; let’s begin with some essential information of units of measurements.
The International System of Units (abbreviated SI from the French Système international d’unités), it is referred to as the international decimal system of weights and measures that derived from & extending the metric system of units. In 1960, the SI or “International System of Units” adopted by the 11th General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM), and it is abbreviated SI in all the languages. The SI unit conversions system is typically used in science, industry, and medicine.
The set of systems of units are:
The SI or International System of Units comprises the given three categories:
Let’s take a look at these categories:
A base unit is also said to be as a fundamental unit that is adopted for measurement of a base quantity. In this system, each unit is referred to as the dimensionally independent of the others. You can try unit conversion calculator to perform error free unit conversion. These dimensions are measurements of seven base units that are given below:
Our base unit’s measurement converter helps you to perform measurement conversion between these seven base units.
|length||l, b, d, h, r, s, etc.||metre||m|
|amount of substance||n||mole||mol|
Supplementary units are said to be as the dimensionless units that are used with base units to generate derived units in the SI (International System of units), the class only contains two, purely geometrical units, they are:
|SI Unit Name||Unit Symbol||Exp. in SI base units|
|plane angle||α, β, γ, θ, Φ||radian||rad||m m-1|
|solid angle||ω, Ω||steradian||sr||m2 m-2|
A derived unit is a unit that is determined by using the seven base units. For instance:
The SI or International System of Unit of force is the derived unit newton or N – A Newton (N) is equal to 1 m. kg/s2
You can use derived unit measurement calculator to get the instant and error-free measurements conversion. This tool allows you to convert units corresponding to the given table of derived units.
|Expression in SI base units||Alternative expressions|
|force||F||newton||N||kg m s-2||J m-1|
|pressure||p||pascal||Pa||kg m-1 s-2||N m-2|
|energy (all forms)||E, U, V, W,etc.||joule||J||kg m2 s-2||N m = C V = V A s|
|power||P||watt||W||kg m2 s-3||J s-1 = VA|
|electric charge||Q||coulomb||C||A s||–|
|electric potential difference||E, φ, ζ, Φ, η, etc.||volt||V||kg m2 s-3 A-1||J A-1 s-1 = J C-1|
|electrical capacitance||C||farad||F||A2 s4 kg-1 m-2||C V-1|
|electrical resistance||R||ohm||Ω||kg m2 s-3 A-2||V A-1|
|electrical conductance||G||siemens||S||A2 s3 kg-1 m-2||A V-1 = Ω-1|
|magnetic flux||Φ||weber||Wb||kg m2 s-2 A-1||V s = T m2|
|magnetic induction||B||tesla||T||kg s-2 A-1||Wb m-2 = N A-1 m-1|
|inductance||L, M||henry||H||kg m2 s-2 A-2||V A-1 s = Wb A-1|
|luminous flux||Φ||lumen||lm||cd sr||–|
|illumination||E||lux||lx||cd sr m-2||lm m-2|
|activity (of a radionuclide)||A||becquerel||Bq||s-1||–|
|absorbed dose||D||gray||Gy||m2 s-2||J kg-1|
|dose equivalent||H||sievert||Sv||m2 s-2||J kg-1|
|catalytic activity||z||katal||kat||mol s-1||–|
|Celsius temperature||t||degree Celsius||°C||K||–|
|plane angle||α , β , γ , θ , Φ||radian||rad||m m-1||dimensionless|
|solid angle||ω , Ω||steradian||sr||m2 m-2||dimensionless|
Now, give a read to know about the history of the Metric system:
In 1975, the government of French officially adopted the metric system of measurement. Gabriel Mouton (a church vicar in Lyons), France, is named as the founding father of the metric system. In 1670, Gabriel did a great job as he proposed a decimal system of measurement, which the French scientists would couple of years further refining. In 1790, the National Assembly of France (French: Assemblée nationale) called for an invariable standard of measurements and weights having as its basis a unit of length that depends on the Earth’s circumference. As a convenience the system of measurements would be decimal based along with larger & smaller multiples of each unit that arrived by dividing & multiplying by 10 and its powers.
Attaining from the Greek word “metron” or a “measure” a commission assigned by the academy provided the name “meter” to the unit of length. The standard it indicated has been constructed so as to equal a fraction of the distance from the North Pole to the equator.
Because of the metric measurements adaptability to engineering and scientific work, the adoption of the system flourished with rapid expansion of the industrialized globe. In 1866, the U.S. Congress proclaimed the system lawful in commerce throughout the entire nation. Twenty years earlier, the government of French made use of the system compulsory.
From the period of 1970 to 1980, there has been as strong movement in the U.S toward the widespread use of the metric system measurement. There is a strong chance that the U.S will eventually yield to international pressure to create and label U.S. goods in the metric units of measurements. However, some of industries in the national have already converted to the metric measurement system that is now known as the SI (International System of Units).
Now, let’s take a look at the some important dates in the history of the metric system!
Thankfully, you get detailed information regarding SI or International System of Units and also about the history of the metric system measurement. Now, read on to explore more about the unit conversion calculator for converting units.
The conversion calculator is a smart tool that helps to perform measurement conversions between the different units of measurements within different measure systems. This unit measurement calculator provides you with a basic understanding of the systems that currently in use throughout the world. In simple words, our team designed this measurements converter that convert units or just about anything to anything else you want!
Converting measurements becomes easy with the assistance of this tool; this converter for units will do unit conversions corresponding to measurement standard systems. Let’s take a look how it works:
This express version of unit conversion calculator packed with a six conversion converters, these are:
So, if you want to perform measurement conversion with this measurement calculator, then simply stick to the mentioned steps:
Imperial units are also named as the British Imperial System, it is said to be the units of measurement of the British Imperial System. Officially, the traditional system of measures and weights used in Great Britain from 1824 until the adoption of the metric measurements system that begun in 1965. The United States or US Customary System of measures and weights is derived from the British Imperial System of measurements. Now, imperial units are legally stated in metric terms.
A list of British Imperial weights and measures is provided in the imperial unit conversion table:
|unit||abbreviation or symbol||equivalents in other units of same system||metric equivalent|
|“The U.S uses avoirdupois units as the common unit of measuring weight measurements.”|
|short ton||20 short hundredweight, or 2,000 pounds||0.907 metric ton|
|long ton||20 long hundredweight, or 2,240 pounds||1.016 metric tons|
|short hundredweight||100 pounds, or 0.05 short ton||45.359 kilograms|
|long hundredweight||112 pounds, or 0.05 long ton||50.802 kilograms|
|pound||lb, lb avdp, or #||16 ounces, or 7,000 grains||0.454 kilogram|
|ounce||oz, or oz avdp||16 drams, 437.5 grains, or 0.0625 pound||28.350 grams|
|dram||dr, or dr avdp||27.344 grains, or 0.0625 ounce||1.772 grams|
|grain||gr||0.037 dram, or 0.002286 ounce||0.0648 gram|
|stone||st||0.14 short hundredweight, or 14 pounds||6.35 kilograms|
|pound||lb t||12 ounces, 240 pennyweight, or 5,760 grains||0.373 kilogram|
|ounce||oz t||20 pennyweight, 480 grains, or 0.083 pound||31.103 grams|
|pennyweight||dwt, or pwt||24 grains, or 0.05 ounce||1.555 grams|
|grain||gr||0.042 pennyweight, or 0.002083 ounce||0.0648 gram|
|pound||lb ap||12 ounces, or 5,760 grains||0.373 kilogram|
|ounce||oz ap||8 drams, 480 grains, or 0.083 pound||31.103 grams|
|dram||dr ap||3 scruples, or 60 grains||3.888 grams|
|scruple||s ap||20 grains, or 0.333 dram||1.296 grams|
|grain||gr||0.05 scruple, 0.002083 ounce, or 0.0166 dram||0.0648 gram|
|U.S. liquid measures|
|gallon||gal||4 quarts||3.785 litres|
|quart||qt||2 pints||0.946 litre|
|pint||pt||4 gills||0.473 litre|
|gill||gi||4 fluid ounces||118.294 millilitres|
|fluid ounce||fl oz||8 fluid drams||29.573 millilitres|
|fluid dram||fl dr||60 minims||3.697 millilitres|
|minim||min||1/60 fluid dram||0.061610 millilitre|
|U.S. dry measures|
|bushel||bu||4 pecks||35.239 litres|
|peck||pk||8 quarts||8.810 litres|
|quart||qt||2 pints||1.101 litres|
|pint||pt||1/2 quart||0.551 litre|
|British liquid and dry measures|
|bushel||bu||4 pecks||0.036 cubic metre|
|peck||pk||2 gallons||0.0091 cubic metre|
|gallon||gal||4 quarts||4.546 litres|
|quart||qt||2 pints||1.136 litres|
|pint||pt||4 gills||568.26 cubic centimetres|
|gill||gi||5 fluid ounces||142.066 cubic centimetres|
|fluid ounce||fl oz||8 fluid drams||28.412 cubic centimetres|
|fluid dram||fl dr||60 minims||3.5516 cubic centimetres|
|minim||min||1/60 fluid dram||0.059194 cubic centimetre|
|nautical mile||nmi||6,076 feet, or 1.151 miles||1,852 metres|
|mile||mi||5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, or 320 rods||1,609 metres, or 1.609 kilometres|
|furlong||fur||660 feet, 220 yards, or 1/8 mile||201 metres|
|rod||rd||5.50 yards, or 16.5 feet||5.029 metres|
|fathom||fth||6 feet, or 72 inches||1.829 metres|
|yard||yd||3 feet, or 36 inches||0.9144 metre|
|foot||ft, or ‘||12 inches, or 0.333 yard||30.48 centimetres|
|inch||in, or “||0.083 foot, or 0.028 yard||2.54 centimetres|
|square mile||sq mi, or mi2||640 acres, or 102,400 square rods||2.590 square kilometres|
|acre||4,840 square yards, or 43,560 square feet||0.405 hectare, or 4,047 square metres|
|square rod||sq rd, or rd2||30.25 square yards, or 0.00625 acre||25.293 square metres|
|square yard||sq yd, or yd2||1,296 square inches, or 9 square feet||0.836 square metre|
|square foot||sq ft, or ft2||144 square inches, or 0.111 square yard||0.093 square metre|
|square inch||sq in, or in2||0.0069 square foot, or 0.00077 square yard||6.452 square centimetres|
|cubic yard||cu yd, or yd3||27 cubic feet, or 46,656 cubic inches||0.765 cubic metre|
|cubic foot||cu ft, or ft3||1,728 cubic inches, or 0.0370 cubic yard||0.028 cubic metre|
|cubic inch||cu in, or in3||0.00058 cubic foot, or 0.000021 cubic yard||16.387 cubic centimetres|
|acre-foot||ac ft||43,560 cubic feet, or 1,613 cubic yards||1,233 cubic metres|
|board foot||bd ft||144 cubic inches, or 1/12 cubic foot||2.36 litres|
|cord||cd||128 cubic feet||3.62 cubic metres|
No doubt, the metric system is quite simpler than the British imperial system. Metric system of measurements, international decimal system of weights and measures based on the series of base units, one for each of distance, mass, and volume, and even a series of prefixes to show what product of the base unit is being used. All you need to enter the values into the metric conversion calculator for converting metric units quickly.
A list of metric unit conversions is provided in the given metric unit conversion table:
|approximate common equivalents|
|*Common term not used in SI.|
|Source: National Bureau of Standards Wall Chart.|
|1 inch||= 25 millimetres|
|1 foot||= 0.3 metre|
|1 yard||= 0.9 metre|
|1 mile||= 1.6 kilometres|
|1 square inch||= 6.5 square centimetres|
|1 square foot||= 0.09 square metre|
|1 square yard||= 0.8 square metre|
|1 acre||= 0.4 hectare*|
|1 cubic inch||= 16 cubic centimetres|
|1 cubic foot||= 0.03 cubic metre|
|1 cubic yard||= 0.8 cubic metre|
|1 quart (liq)||= 1 litre*|
|1 gallon||= 0.004 cubic metre|
|1 ounce (avdp)||= 28 grams|
|1 pound (avdp)||= 0.45 kilogram|
|1 horsepower||= 0.75 kilowatt|
|1 millimetre||= 0.04 inch|
|1 metre||= 3.3 feet|
|1 metre||= 1.1 yards|
|1 kilometre||= 0.6 mile (statute)|
|1 square centimetre||= 0.16 square inch|
|1 square metre||= 11 square feet|
|1 square metre||= 1.2 square yards|
|1 hectare*||= 2.5 acres|
|1 cubic centimetre||= 0.06 cubic inch|
|1 cubic metre||= 35 cubic feet|
|1 cubic metre||= 1.3 cubic yards|
|1 litre*||= 1 quart (liq)|
|1 cubic metre||= 264 gallons|
|1 gram||= 0.035 ounce (avdp)|
|1 kilogram||= 2.2 pounds (avdp)|
|1 kilowatt||= 1.3 horsepower|
|conversions accurate within 10 parts per million|
|inches × 25.4**||= millimetres|
|feet × 0.3048**||= metres|
|yards × 0.9144**||= metres|
|miles × 1.60934||= kilometres|
|square inches × 6.4516**||= square centimetres|
|square feet × 0.0929030||= square metres|
|square yards × 0.836127||= square metres|
|acres × 0.404686||= hectares|
|cubic inches × 16.3871||= cubic centimetres|
|cubic feet × 0.0283168||= cubic metres|
|cubic yards × 0.764555||= cubic metres|
|quarts (liq) × 0.946353||= litres|
|gallons × 0.00378541||= cubic metres|
|ounces (avdp) × 28.3495||= grams|
|pounds (avdp) × 0.453592||= kilograms|
|horsepower × 0.745700||= kilowatts|
|millimetres × 0.0393701||= inches|
|metres × 3.28084||= feet|
|metres × 1.09361||= yards|
|kilometres × 0.621371||= miles (statute)|
|square centimetres × 0.155000||= square inches|
|square metres × 10.7639||= square feet|
|square metres × 1.19599||= square yards|
|hectares × 2.47105||= acres|
|cubic centimetres × 0.0610237||= cubic inches|
|cubic metres × 35.3147||= cubic feet|
|cubic metres × 1.30795||= cubic yards|
|litres × 1.05669||= quarts (liq)|
|cubic metres × 264.172||= gallons|
|grams × 0.0352740||= ounces (avdp)|
|kilograms × 2.20462||= pounds (avdp)|
|kilowatts × 1.34102||= horsepower|
A list of the prefixes and units used in the metric measurement conversion system is provided in the given metric unit conversion chart:
|“The metric system measurement of prefixes and bases has been applied to many other units like kilowatt (1,000 watts), decibel (0.1 bel), megahertz (1,000,000 hertz), and microhm (one-millionth of an ohm).”|
|area||square metre||square m, or m2|
|are (100 square metres)||a|
|volume||cubic metre||cubic m, or m3|
|stere (1 cubic metre)||s|
|metric ton (1,000,000 grams)||t|
|prefix||symbol||factor by which base unit is multiplied||example|
|Prefixes designating multiples and submultiples*||exa-||E||1018||=||1,000,000,000,000,000,000|
|hecto-, hect-||h||102||=||100||hectare (ha)|
|deca-, dec-||da||10||=||10||decastere (das)|
|centi-, cent-||c||10−2||=||0.01||centimetre (cm)|
|micro-, micr-||μ||10−6||=||0.000001||microgram (μg)|
By definition, it is said to be as the conversions between the different units of measurement for the same quantity, th. If you are looking for the simplest and precise measurements conversion, then simply add the value to the conversion calculator and get your desired result. If you are looking for the simplest and precise measurements conversion, then simply add the value to the conversion calculator and get your desired result.
Unit conversion is immensely important as the rest of the world other than only three countries uses the metric measurement system. Thus, converting units is essential in science as it accounts the metric system. The metric system of measurements includes cm, m, l, mL, etc, while the U.S. system measurements such as ft, lbs, miles, etc.
No doubt, measurements are something that provides a standard for everyday things and processes. There are certain units from weight, length, temperature, even time is a measurement units and it does play a crucial role in our daily lives. Also, we use a measurement of money or currency.
A conversion factor is said to be a number that used to change one set of units to another, simply by multiplying or dividing. If a conversion is necessary, then the appropriate conversion factor to an equal value should be used.
The easiest and simplest way is to use the metric to standard conversion tables.
When it comes to converting a smaller unit to a larger unit, the division is required.
There is a no specific formula to perform such conversion, so that’s impossible.
For measuring the length units, the U.S. customary measurement system uses the foot, yard, inch, an mile, these are the only four main customary length measurements in that use in daily lives. Since 1959, these have been stated on the basis of 1 yard = 0.9144 m, which except for some applications in surveying.
All you need to stick to the metric to English conversion chart to perform these conversions.
You should have an idea about a conversion factor to convert a value from the American system to the metric system and vice versa. You ought to learn the prefixes for the metric system. Prefixes are something that let you to multiply or divide the base unit of measure by factor of some power of 10.
Just stick to the given steps:
The basic rule is:
You will readily make the number smaller and we already know that division is something that account to make numbers smaller.
A standard unit of measurement is said to a quantifiable language that assists everyone to understand the association of the object with the measurement. In the U.S measurements, it is expressed feet, inches, and pounds, while in metric system, centimeters, meters, and kilograms.
A nonstandard unit of measurement is referred to as something that may vary in weight or length. For example, marbles are something that are not reliable for determining out how heavy it is as each marble will weigh differently than the others. Moreover, a human foot cannot consider for measuring length as every individual’s foot is different in size.
The metric system is simpler and definitely better for calculations, but it has its defects, it has weird base units. When it comes to imperial system, you need to round to the 1/16, which is quite hard and even this system wouldn’t exist if it was not older than the metric system of measurement.
The biggest reasons why the U.S. has not adopted the metric system are simply the time and money. When the Industrial Revolution began in the U.S, the expensive manufacturing plants became a major source of American Jobs and even the consumer products.
The NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) claims its costs to convert the measurements conversion systems would be over $370 million.
The NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) has apparently used the metric system of measurements since about 1990, the statement revealed, but English measurement units are still adopted on some missions, and only a few projects use both. Also, NASA accounts both English and Metric system abroad the International Space Station.
There are only three:
And, remaining all other countries around the globe has adopted the metric system measurement as the primary unit of measurement.
Thankfully, you come to know that several kinds of measurement are used in our daily routine; these measurements are taken into account to attain precise figures. That’s the reason why the calculator-online team provided you with a smart and advanced version of conversion calculator. Account this calculator for conversion and say goodbye to errors!
From the source of From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia – Conversion of units – Tables of Conversion Factors along with the Calculation involving non-SI Units
From the source of wikihow – Mathematics and Conversions Assistance – How to Convert Units – Co-authored by contributors
From the source of dummies – How to Convert between Units Using Conversion Factors – Useful conversion factors – By Chris Hren, Peter J. Mikulecky
The source of Britannica provided you with – Metric System of Measurement – Prefixes And Units Used In The Metric System along with conversion tables