Unformatted text preview: as a guideline to develop a problem-solving style that works for you. 1.2 The International System of Units Engineen comparc theoretical results to experimental results and com-pare competing engine€rhg designs using quantitative measures. Modern engineering is a multidisciplinary profession in which teams of engineers work together on projects, and they can connnunicate their results in a meaningful way only if they all use the same units of measure. The Intemational System of Units (abbieviated SI) is used by aI the major engheering societies and most engifleers throughout the world;hence we use it in this book. Th€ SI units are based on seven d€lired quantities: . length ' fime . elect c current . thermod]'namic tempemture . amount of substance . luminous intensity :rI4*l:lrlillrri Qumtily Basic Unit Length Mass Tine Thermodynamic temperature AmouDt of substane kg K...
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