Definition:SI Units/Derived

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: $\displaystyle \mathrm A \, \mathrm s$

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).