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The International System of Quantities
International System of Quantities
(ISQ) is a system based on seven base quantities: length, mass, time, electric current, thermodynamic temperature, amount of substance, and luminous intensity. Other quantities such as area, pressure, and electrical resistance are derived from these base quantities by clear, non-contradictory equations. The ISQ defines the quantities that are measured with the SI units[1] and also includes many other quantities in modern science and technology.[2] The ISQ is defined in the international standard ISO/IEC 80000, and was finalised in 2009 with the publication of ISO 80000-1.[3] The 14 parts of ISO/IEC 80000 define quantities used in scientific disciplines such as mechanics (e.g., pressure), light, acoustics (e.g., sound pressure), electromagnetism, information technology (e.g., storage capacity), chemistry, mathematics (e.g., Fourier transform), and physiology.

Contents

1 Base quantities 2 Derived quantities

2.1 Dimensions of derived quantities 2.2 Logarithmic quantities

2.2.1 Level 2.2.2 Information entropy

3 See also 4 References 5 Further reading

Base quantities[edit] A base quantity is a physical quantity in a subset of a given system of quantities that is chosen by convention, where no quantity in the set can be expressed in terms of the others. The ISQ defines seven base quantities. The symbols for them, as for other quantities, are written in italics.[4] The dimension of a physical quantity does not include magnitude or units. The conventional symbolic representation of the dimension of a base quantity is a single upper-case letter in roman (upright) sans-serif[5] type.

Base quantity Symbol for quantity[6] Symbol for dimension SI unit SI unit
SI unit
symbol[6]

length

l

displaystyle l

L

displaystyle mathsf L

metre m

mass

m

displaystyle m

M

displaystyle mathsf M

kilogram kg

time

t

displaystyle t

T

displaystyle mathsf T

second s

electric current

I

displaystyle I

I

displaystyle mathsf I

ampere A

thermodynamic temperature

T

displaystyle T

Θ

displaystyle mathsf Theta

kelvin K

amount of substance

n

displaystyle n

N

displaystyle mathsf N

mole mol

luminous intensity

I

v

displaystyle I_ text v

J

displaystyle mathsf J

candela cd

Derived quantities[edit] See also: Dimensional analysis A derived quantity is a quantity in a system of quantities that is a defined in terms of the base quantities of that system. The ISQ defines many derived quantities. Dimensions of derived quantities[edit] The conventional symbolic representation of the dimension of a derived quantity is the product of powers of the dimensions of the base quantities according to the definition of the derived quantity. The dimension of a quantity is denoted by

L

a

M

b

T

c

I

d

Θ

e

N

f

J

g

displaystyle mathsf L ^ a mathsf M ^ b mathsf T ^ c mathsf I ^ d mathsf Theta ^ e mathsf N ^ f mathsf J ^ g

, where the dimensional exponents are positive, negative, or zero. The symbol may be omitted if its exponent is zero. For example, in the ISQ, the quantity dimension of velocity is denoted

L T

− 1

displaystyle mathsf LT ^ -1

. The following table lists some quantities defined by the ISQ. A quantity of dimension one is historically known as a dimensionless quantity (a term that is still commonly used); all its dimensional exponents are zero and its dimension symbol is

1

displaystyle 1

. Such a quantity can be regarded as a derived quantity in the form of the ratio of two quantities of the same dimension.

Derived quantity Symbol for dimension

plane angle

1

displaystyle 1

solid angle

1

displaystyle 1

frequency

T

− 1

displaystyle mathsf T ^ -1

force

L M T

− 2

displaystyle mathsf LMT ^ -2

pressure

L

− 1

M T

− 2

displaystyle mathsf L ^ -1 mathsf MT ^ -2

velocity

L T

− 1

displaystyle mathsf LT ^ -1

area

L

2

displaystyle mathsf L ^ 2

volume

L

3

displaystyle mathsf L ^ 3

acceleration

L T

− 2

displaystyle mathsf LT ^ -2

Logarithmic quantities[edit] Level[edit] In the ISQ, the level of a quantity is a logarithmic quantification of the ratio of the quantity with a stated reference value of that quantity. It is differently defined for a root-power quantity (also known by the deprecated term field quantity) and for a power quantity. It is not defined for ratios of quantities of other kinds. The level of a root-power quantity

F

textstyle F

with reference to a reference value of the quantity

F

0

textstyle F_ 0

is defined as

L

F

= ln ⁡

F

F

0

,

displaystyle L_ F =ln frac F F_ 0 ,

where

ln

displaystyle ln

is the natural logarithm. The level of a power quantity quantity

P

textstyle P

with reference to a reference value of the quantity

P

0

textstyle P_ 0

is defined as

L

P

= ln ⁡

P

P

0

=

1 2

ln ⁡

P

P

0

.

displaystyle L_ P =ln sqrt frac P P_ 0 = frac 1 2 ln frac P P_ 0 .

When the natural logarithm is used, as it is here, use of the neper (symbol Np) is recommended, a unit of dimension 1 with Np = 1. The neper is coherent with SI. Use of the logarithm base 10 in association with a scaled unit, the bel (symbol B), where

B

= (

1 2

ln ⁡ 10 )

 Np

1.151293 Np

textstyle text B =( frac 1 2 ln 10) text Np approx text 1.151293 Np

. An example of level is sound pressure level. All levels of the ISQ are treated as derived quantities of dimension 1. Information entropy[edit] The ISQ recognizes another logarithmic quantity: information entropy, for which the coherent unit is the natural unit of information (symbol nat).[citation needed] See also[edit]

List of physical quantities Quantity

Observable quantity

References[edit]

^ "1.16". International vocabulary of metrology – Basic and general concepts and associated terms (VIM) (PDF) (3rd ed.). International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM):Joint Committee for Guides in Metrology. 2012. Retrieved 28 March 2015.  ^ ISO 80000-1 Quantities and units. Part 1: General (1st ed.). Switzerland: ISO (the International Organization for Standardization). 2009-11-15. p. vi. Retrieved 23 May 2015.  ^ S. V. Gupta, Units of Measurement: Past, Present and Future. International System of Units, p. 16, Springer, 2009 ISBN 3-642-00738-4. ^ ISO 80000-1:2009 ^ The status of the requirement for sans-serif is not as clear, since ISO 80000-1:2009 makes no mention of it ("The conventional symbolic representation of the dimension of a base quantity is a single upper case letter in roman (upright) type.") whereas the secondary source BIPM JCGM 200:2012 does ("The conventional symbolic representation of the dimension of a base quantity is a single upper case letter in roman (upright) sans-serif type."). ^ a b The associated symbol and SI unit
SI unit
are given here for reference only; they do not form part of the ISQ.

Further reading[edit]

B. N. Taylor, Ambler Thompson, International System of Units
International System of Units
(SI), National Institute of Standards and Technology
National Institute of Standards and Technology
2008 edition, ISBN 1-4379-1558-2.

v t e

SI base quantities

Base quantity

Quantity

SI unit

Name Symbol Dimension symbol

Unit name (symbol) Example

length l, x, r, (etc.) L

metre (m) r = 10 m

mass m M

kilogram (kg) m = 10 kg

time, duration t T

second (s) t = 10 s

electric current  I , i  I 

ampere (A) I = 10 A

thermodynamic temperature T Θ

kelvin (K) T = 10 K

amount of substance n N

mole (mol) n = 10 mol

luminous intensity Iv J

candela (cd) Iv = 10 cd

Specification

The quantity (not the unit) can have a specification: Tmax = 300 K

Derived quantity

Definition

A quantity Q is expressed in the base quantities:

Q = f

(

l , m , t , I , T , n , I

v

)

displaystyle Q=fleft( mathit l,m,t,I,T,n,I mathrm _ v right)

Derived dimension

dim Q = La · Mb · Tc · Id · Θe · Nf · Jg (Superscripts a–g are algebraic exponents, usually a positive, negative or zero integer.)

Example

Quantity acceleration = l1 · t−2, dim acceleration = L1 · T−2 possible units: m1 · s−2, km1 · Ms−2, etc.

See also

History of the metric system International System of Quantities Proposed redefinitions Systems of measurement

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The International System of Quantities
International System of Quantities
(ISQ) is a system based on seven base quantities: length, mass, time, electric current, thermodynamic temperature, amount of substance, and luminous intensity. Other quantities such as area, pressure, and electrical resistance are derived from these base quantities by clear, non-contradictory equations. The ISQ defines the quantities that are measured with the SI units[1] and also includes many other quantities in modern science and technology.[2] The ISQ is defined in the international standard ISO/IEC 80000, and was finalised in 2009 with the publication of ISO 80000-1.[3] The 14 parts of ISO/IEC 80000 define quantities used in scientific disciplines such as mechanics (e.g., pressure), light, acoustics (e.g., sound pressure), electromagnetism, information technology (e.g., storage capacity), chemistry, mathematics (e.g., Fourier transform), and physiology.

Contents

1 Base quantities 2 Derived quantities

2.1 Dimensions of derived quantities 2.2 Logarithmic quantities

2.2.1 Level 2.2.2 Information entropy

3 See also 4 References 5 Further reading

Base quantities[edit] A base quantity is a physical quantity in a subset of a given system of quantities that is chosen by convention, where no quantity in the set can be expressed in terms of the others. The ISQ defines seven base quantities. The symbols for them, as for other quantities, are written in italics.[4] The dimension of a physical quantity does not include magnitude or units. The conventional symbolic representation of the dimension of a base quantity is a single upper-case letter in roman (upright) sans-serif[5] type.

Base quantity Symbol for quantity[6] Symbol for dimension SI unit SI unit
SI unit
symbol[6]

length

l

displaystyle l

L

displaystyle mathsf L

metre m

mass

m

displaystyle m

M

displaystyle mathsf M

kilogram kg

time

t

displaystyle t

T

displaystyle mathsf T

second s

electric current

I

displaystyle I

I

displaystyle mathsf I

ampere A

thermodynamic temperature

T

displaystyle T

Θ

displaystyle mathsf Theta

kelvin K

amount of substance

n

displaystyle n

N

displaystyle mathsf N

mole mol

luminous intensity

I

v

displaystyle I_ text v

J

displaystyle mathsf J

candela cd

Derived quantities[edit] See also: Dimensional analysis A derived quantity is a quantity in a system of quantities that is a defined in terms of the base quantities of that system. The ISQ defines many derived quantities. Dimensions of derived quantities[edit] The conventional symbolic representation of the dimension of a derived quantity is the product of powers of the dimensions of the base quantities according to the definition of the derived quantity. The dimension of a quantity is denoted by

L

a

M

b

T

c

I

d

Θ

e

N

f

J

g

displaystyle mathsf L ^ a mathsf M ^ b mathsf T ^ c mathsf I ^ d mathsf Theta ^ e mathsf N ^ f mathsf J ^ g

, where the dimensional exponents are positive, negative, or zero. The symbol may be omitted if its exponent is zero. For example, in the ISQ, the quantity dimension of velocity is denoted

L T

− 1

displaystyle mathsf LT ^ -1

. The following table lists some quantities defined by the ISQ. A quantity of dimension one is historically known as a dimensionless quantity (a term that is still commonly used); all its dimensional exponents are zero and its dimension symbol is

1

displaystyle 1

. Such a quantity can be regarded as a derived quantity in the form of the ratio of two quantities of the same dimension.

Derived quantity Symbol for dimension

plane angle

1

displaystyle 1

solid angle

1

displaystyle 1

frequency

T

− 1

displaystyle mathsf T ^ -1

force

L M T

− 2

displaystyle mathsf LMT ^ -2

pressure

L

− 1

M T

− 2

displaystyle mathsf L ^ -1 mathsf MT ^ -2

velocity

L T

− 1

displaystyle mathsf LT ^ -1

area

L

2

displaystyle mathsf L ^ 2

volume

L

3

displaystyle mathsf L ^ 3

acceleration

L T

− 2

displaystyle mathsf LT ^ -2

Logarithmic quantities[edit] Level[edit] In the ISQ, the level of a quantity is a logarithmic quantification of the ratio of the quantity with a stated reference value of that quantity. It is differently defined for a root-power quantity (also known by the deprecated term field quantity) and for a power quantity. It is not defined for ratios of quantities of other kinds. The level of a root-power quantity

F

textstyle F

with reference to a reference value of the quantity

F

0

textstyle F_ 0

is defined as

L

F

= ln ⁡

F

F

0

,

displaystyle L_ F =ln frac F F_ 0 ,

where

ln

displaystyle ln

is the natural logarithm. The level of a power quantity quantity

P

textstyle P

with reference to a reference value of the quantity

P

0

textstyle P_ 0

is defined as

L

P

= ln ⁡

P

P

0

=

1 2

ln ⁡

P

P

0

.

displaystyle L_ P =ln sqrt frac P P_ 0 = frac 1 2 ln frac P P_ 0 .

When the natural logarithm is used, as it is here, use of the neper (symbol Np) is recommended, a unit of dimension 1 with Np = 1. The neper is coherent with SI. Use of the logarithm base 10 in association with a scaled unit, the bel (symbol B), where

B

= (

1 2

ln ⁡ 10 )

 Np

1.151293 Np

textstyle text B =( frac 1 2 ln 10) text Np approx text 1.151293 Np

. An example of level is sound pressure level. All levels of the ISQ are treated as derived quantities of dimension 1. Information entropy[edit] The ISQ recognizes another logarithmic quantity: information entropy, for which the coherent unit is the natural unit of information (symbol nat).[citation needed] See also[edit]

List of physical quantities Quantity

Observable quantity

References[edit]

^ "1.16". International vocabulary of metrology – Basic and general concepts and associated terms (VIM) (PDF) (3rd ed.). International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM):Joint Committee for Guides in Metrology. 2012. Retrieved 28 March 2015.  ^ ISO 80000-1 Quantities and units. Part 1: General (1st ed.). Switzerland: ISO (the International Organization for Standardization). 2009-11-15. p. vi. Retrieved 23 May 2015.  ^ S. V. Gupta, Units of Measurement: Past, Present and Future. International System of Units, p. 16, Springer, 2009 ISBN 3-642-00738-4. ^ ISO 80000-1:2009 ^ The status of the requirement for sans-serif is not as clear, since ISO 80000-1:2009 makes no mention of it ("The conventional symbolic representation of the dimension of a base quantity is a single upper case letter in roman (upright) type.") whereas the secondary source BIPM JCGM 200:2012 does ("The conventional symbolic representation of the dimension of a base quantity is a single upper case letter in roman (upright) sans-serif type."). ^ a b The associated symbol and SI unit
SI unit
are given here for reference only; they do not form part of the ISQ.

Further reading[edit]

B. N. Taylor, Ambler Thompson, International System of Units
International System of Units
(SI), National Institute of Standards and Technology
National Institute of Standards and Technology
2008 edition, ISBN 1-4379-1558-2.

v t e

SI base quantities

Base quantity

Quantity

SI unit

Name Symbol Dimension symbol

Unit name (symbol) Example

length l, x, r, (etc.) L

metre (m) r = 10 m

mass m M

kilogram (kg) m = 10 kg

time, duration t T

second (s) t = 10 s

electric current  I , i  I 

ampere (A) I = 10 A

thermodynamic temperature T Θ

kelvin (K) T = 10 K

amount of substance n N

mole (mol) n = 10 mol

luminous intensity Iv J

candela (cd) Iv = 10 cd

Specification

The quantity (not the unit) can have a specification: Tmax = 300 K

Derived quantity

Definition

A quantity Q is expressed in the base quantities:

Q = f

(

l , m , t , I , T , n , I

v

)

displaystyle Q=fleft( mathit l,m,t,I,T,n,I mathrm _ v right)

Derived dimension

dim Q = La · Mb · Tc · Id · Θe · Nf · Jg (Superscripts a–g are algebraic exponents, usually a positive, negative or zero integer.)

Example

Quantity acceleration = l1 · t−2, dim acceleration = L1 · T−2 possible units: m1 · s−2, km1 · Ms−2, etc.

See also

History of the metric system International System of Quantities Proposed redefinitions Systems of measurement

Book

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