# Definition:SI Units/Derived

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## Definition

The units derived from the SI base units include the following:

Square metre: | \(\displaystyle \mathrm m^2 \) | |||||||

Cubic metre: | \(\displaystyle \mathrm m^3 \) | |||||||

Newton: | \(\displaystyle \mathrm {kg} \, \mathrm m \, \mathrm s^{-2} \) | |||||||

Coulomb: | \(\displaystyle \mathrm A \, \mathrm s \) |

## Also see

## Historical Note

The SI units originated in the work done by Joseph Louis Lagrange to establish a decimal system for weights and measures.

## Linguistic Note

The abbreviation **SI** in the term **SI units** is from the French **Le Système International d'Unités** (**the International System of Units**).