Past Efforts in Redefining of SI Units

  • S. V. GuptaEmail author
Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 122)


In the previous chapters, we have seen a number of sets of physical constants to define a system of units. All through the efforts are being to find out a set of physical constants, which can describe all units of measurement.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Physical LaboratoryNew DelhiIndia

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