Talk:Metric system

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Proposed Merger

I think this information should be merged to article International System of Units --Aulis Eskola 11:50, 7 May 2007 (EDT)

The major reason why I don't support this is that this article contains some history that might be out-of-place in a discussion of SI. Also: if you're going to do the merge, then make sure you preserve the present headers. Those headers are key redirect targets for "pages" named after the various named SI units, both basic and derived.--TerryHTalk 15:57, 7 May 2007 (EDT)
I got that idea from same prefixes and many unit. But ok, let's develope this mainly as historical article... --Aulis Eskola 18:02, 7 May 2007 (EDT)
Agreed.--TerryHTalk 18:14, 7 May 2007 (EDT)

Liter and volume

Liter is NOT the basic unit of volume. Liter is the basic unit of capacity, which is a different concept. Even if we wanted to conglobate capacity into volume, the basic unit of volume is the cubic meter, not the liter, which is exactly a billion times smaller than a cubic meter. SilvioB 16:30, 3 July 2008 (EDT)

This is a Wiki. And as this page is not locked, that means that you are able to edit the article yourself. On the other hand, you might light to get your claims straight first. The article already says, "The liter is not the unit of volume in that system [the International System of Units]". Does that cover your point? Also, a cubic metre is one thousand times larger than a litre, surely? Not a billion times larger? Philip J. Rayment 21:00, 4 July 2008 (EDT)

The SI system does not recognise any distinction between volume and capacity. Volumes are volumes, irrespective of whether they are for internal or external use, or for solids, liquids or gases. l353a1.

Common Usage

I'd like to put in something about use of the metric system world-wide, if no one objects. Are there any problems with this idea? Or is there a difference article that already addresses that? ArnoldFriend 22:27, 2 November 2008 (EST)

No-one can ever be sure that there isn't already another article to cover something, but check the Units of Measurement category. If there's nothing there, you're probably okay to add it here. Philip J. Rayment 02:03, 3 November 2008 (EST)