References in periodicals archive ?
This so-called metric system was by far the most useful and logical system of measurement ever dreamed up, and all that stood in the way of its instant adoption was, first, the dead weight of tradition, and second, the hostility of the rest of Europe to the French Revolutionaries.
The groups argued that to effectively switch the United States to the metric system, packages should emphasize the metric units of measurement by placing them first on all packaging.
The need for a single, worldwide measurement system was recognized early on, and in 1790 the metric system was created.
understood by processors and end users," he says, drawing an analogy with the U.S.'s failed effort to embrace the metric system in the early 1970s.
The need for a single, worldwide measurement system was recognized early, and in 1790 the metric system was created.
Considering their request we have given them until the end of this year and from the beginning of next year the metric system will be strictly enforced," said Engineer Mohammad Ahmad Al Mulla, director of Metrology at ESMA.
The metric system defines how an aircraft's CO2 emissions can be evaluated in a method relevant to how aircraft are operated.
France introduced the metric system to the world during the French Revolution.
And it's a book about the metric system. AND it's a book about a few of the differences and similarities between the United States and Canada.
Children are taught the metric system in school but they go out of school to hear only imperial measures named in normal conversation - and in most instances don't know what the measures actually are, nor how one relates to another.
The metric system also breaks the link with "Imperial" Britain after many, many centuries.
Peter, 54, said: "We ran the metric system for three months, but people were confused.