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Think Metric

January 1, 1978

The International System of Units, as the metric system is officially called, provides for a single "language" to describe weights and measures over the world. We in the United States together with the people of Brunei, Burma, and Yemen are the only ones who have not put this convenient system into effect. In the passage of the Metric Conversion Act of 1975, Congress determined that we also will adopt it, but the transition will be voluntary.

Publication Year 1978
Title Think Metric
DOI 10.3133/70039397
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Unnumbered Series
Index ID 70039397
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse