# International System of Units

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make the switch to the metric system General Purpose: To persuade. Specific Purpose: To persuade the audience that the U.S. should finally make the switch to the metric system. Central Idea: The metric system is an easy to learn measuring and weighing system that is used by all countries in the world except for the U.S. and two others. Introduction When I started preparing myself for this speech I asked some of my soccer team mates to explain to me the relationship between inches, feet, yards and miles. Most of them could tell me how many inches are in a foot, or how many feet are in a yard, but at the latest, when I wanted to know how many yards are in a mile, they started pulling out their phones to ask Siri…

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The current standard for the kilogram is the International Prototype Kilogram. The International Prototype Kilogram, also known as Le Grand K, is a platinum-iridium bar made in the 1880’s. This official Kilogram is kept in a vault in Paris under two glass domes. The reason it is under 2 glass domes it to prevent dust from obstructing from the weight of the Kilogram. However according to Sandia National Laboratories, a government organization under the Department of Energy, “Of the seven units of…

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the metric system, except Burma, Liberia, and the United States. Gabriel Mouton is the “father” of the International System of Units because he proposed the idea of the decimal system of measurement in 1670. The decimal system was an easy concept to comprehend, and throughout many years scientists would revise his work and make it better. During the French Revolution in 1790, the National Assembly of France requested the French Academy of Sciences to create a new system of measurements that…

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“There are two types of countries in this world. Those who use the metric system, and those that have been to the moon.” Although I can’t remember where I found this quote, it immediately popped into my head when I thought of the metric system in the US. Like many ideas now a days, this one is highly debated. In fact since the time of Thomas Jefferson in 1789, the use of the metric system in the US has been a very popular idea. The metric system comes with its advantages, and its disadvantages.…

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If you want to see a large dinosaur, then you are reading the right page. The Triceratops is about 9.5 to 9.8 feet tall and 30 feet long. This dinosaur was found by paleontologists in 1887. The Latin name for this dinosaur is Triceratops, it means "three horned face." The man that named the triceratops was Othniel Marsh. There is a ton of cool facts about this ginormous dinosaur. This dinosaur can weigh from 13,000 to 25,000 thousand pounds. The Triceratops dinosaur can get to be…

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Should America Convert to the Metric System? About what percent of the world doesn’t use the metric system? There are two different measuring systems and they use different measurement sizes. The United States doesn’t use the metric like the majority of the world we just haven’t switched over yet. A few reasons that we should use it is because we’re one of the only one’s in the world who don’t use it, it will be easier for manufacturing products to other countries, it is easier to understand,.…

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Calculations: In order to calculate the mass of “Object X” from the orbit of its moon the first step needed to be taken is to have specified units for distance (m), time (s), and mass (kg). This needs to be done because they are the units Kepler’s Third Law require in order to be able to obtain the mass of “Object X” properly. The units given in the introduction are in kilometers and days. Therefor the radius has to be converted to Kepler’s Third Law values, so from kilometers to meter and days…

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measure. Currently the United States is the only industrialized nation that does not use the metric system. Thus, we would be in compliance with the rest of the world. Also, it is very easy to make conversions in the metric system, you simply move the decimal point to the right or to the left. In addition, metric measure is used in the science and medical field universally. (Source: http://milebehind.wordpress.com (Links to an external site.)) (Source:…

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The vehicle is straight and far. Our car went straight because on our v-log our car had a consistent measurement because most of the time our car stayed 11ft. Our car stayed straight because it had a consistent distance, which means that our car went straight and didn’t veer. The vehicle went straight and far. Our car went far because on our v-log it says that our car went 6 ½ ft in 5 ½ seconds, which means our car traveled far in a short amount of time. Our car is made of coaster-car body…

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were 28% and the lowest was 10%. The ideal relative humidity range is 45% ± 2%. The humidity fluctuation could have a major impact on the collection while stored in the classroom. High humidity impacts consist of structural breakdown of the paper due to moisture exposure causing chemical breakdown and introduction to mold and insects. Low humidity impacts consist of desiccation and embrittlement of the paper materials. Extreme fluctuations in humidity cause an acceleration of damage and visible…

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