CGPM BASE QUANTITIESCGPM BASE QUANTITIESSeven quantities have been adopted by the General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM†From the initials of its French name, Conference Générale des Poids et Mesures.) as base quantities, that is, quantities that are not derived from other quantities. The base quantities are length, mass, time, electric current, thermodynamic temperature, amount of substance, and luminous intensity. Table 1-1 lists these quantities, the name of the SI unit for each, and the standard letter symbol by which each is expressed in the International System (SI).
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