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



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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).