It also found that a gradual transition from the current system to the metric system
would be in the best economic interests of the U.
The push to convert to the metric system
is accelerating through the demands of supplying products to the world market.
Most countries just use the metric system
, where 1,000 milligrams make a gram and 1,000 grams make a kilogram.
The current effort toward national metrication is based on the conclusion that industrial and commercial productivity, mathematics and science education, and the competitiveness of American products and services in world markets, will be enhanced by completing the change to the metric system
The bottom line, however, is that people must always remember that there are four basic speed limits and we must abide by them - even with the new metric system
The Federal Government has designated the metric system
of measurement as the preferred system of measurement and wants to seek increased understanding of the metric system
The same teacher also told us that we would all soon be converting to something called the metric system
, and I believed her.
Although the metric system
was not accepted with enthusiasm at first, adoption by other nations occurred steadily after France made its use compulsory in 1840.
The first loss (the Mars Climate Orbiter) was due to human error: a problem in the conversion of data from the metric system
Indeed, the team members have been receptive to the metric system
since the beginning.
The metric system
was literally a revolutionary idea, growing out of the Age of Reason and carried along with Napoleon's soldiers many kilometers, not miles, across Europe and from there to countries around the globe.
For years now, there has been talk that the metric system
will replace our traditional system of measurement.