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Units of temperature

Units of temperature

The units of temperature are on today’s menu. This is an important unit for heat transfer calculations. Used units of temperature include: degrees Celsius, degrees Fahrenheit (in US) and Kelvin (in Science). These temperature scales share two features: Each scale uses a reference point as zero degrees And each scale changes with a certain size ...

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Units of weight

Units of weight

How can we convert between the units of weight used in the imperial unit system of the United Kingdom? And furthermore how does the conversion work for units in the US customary an metric system? And finally how can we convert between the proceeding unit systems? This article will review the mass units used in ...

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Volume units of measurement

Volume unit of measurement

In a previous article we discussed one dimensional length units of measurement. We also reviewed two dimensional area units in another article. Therefore it’s time to take a look at three dimensional volume units of measurement. This article will describe the volume units of measurement from the imperial, US customary and metric system. We will learn that the ...

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Units of area

The units of area belong to the most used units in the world. Therefore this group couldn’t be left out of this unit conversion series. This article  reviews the units of area in the UK imperial, US customary and metric system. But before we proceed to area conversions to look at the definition of area ...

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Units of length

Length measurement

This article will review the units of length used by the UK imperial, US customary and metric system. Furthermore we will discuss the conversion between these length measurements. The imperial and US customary system divides the length measurement into three classes, namely: Linear Nautical Surveyor length The conversion in these unit systems can become quit ...

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