Definition:Dimension (Measurement)/Fundamental Dimensions

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Definition

The fundamental dimensions are:

  • Mass, denoted $M$ or $\mathbf M$
  • Length, denoted $L$ or $\mathbf L$
  • Time, denoted $T$ or $\mathbf T$


It is convenient at elementary levels of physics to add:

However, it is possible to define these in terms of mass, length and time, so strictly speaking they are not fundamental, as such.