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The Meter-Kilogram-Second (MKS) System of Units

Description

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The MKS system of units has the meter, kilogram, and second as its base units.  Although the MKS system does not include units of electricity or magnetism, the SI system, which is also based on the meter, kilogram, and second, does.

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When used in conjunction with the UseSystem command, the MKS system sets the following units for the given dimensions.

Dimension Name

Unit Name

 

 

length

meter

mass

kilogram

time

second

force

newton

energy

joule

power

watt

pressure

pascal

plane angle

radian

solid angle

steradian

Examples

Notes: 

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To enter a unit in 2-D Math input, select the unit from the appropriate Units palette. If the unit you want is not there, select unit and then enter the unit.

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In Maple 2015 and later versions, the double brackets around a unit are not displayed unless you are editing the unit.

withUnits[Standard]:

Units[UseSystem]'MKS'

5'kg''m''s'

5kgms

(1)

's'

5N

(2)

'cm'2

50000Pa

(3)

See Also

Units, Units/Index, Units/SI, Units/Standard, Units/Systems, Units[UseSystem]


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