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Merge from other templates[edit]

This template was created from Template:SI derived units and Template:SI base units as they had substantial overlap; they were both also fairly small; so I have merged them. I think having all the SI related units in one place will be more useful. David Hollman (Talk) 19:47, 8 September 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Notes on the image[edit]

See Talk:International_System_of_Units#Top_image_confusion. -DePiep (talk) 11:50, 16 May 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Capitals[edit]

Isn't it is true to using capitals in units like Newton, Kelvin, etc.? Hddty. (talk) 02:36, 23 October 2016 (UTC)[reply]

The names are explicitly not capitalised so that they will not be confused in-text with the scientists they are named after. The symbols for the units can however be capitalised, depending on the unit. "m" for metre is never capitalised, whereas "V" for volt always is (as seen with the emphasis of contrast in the symbol for the derived unit electron volt, "eV"). Prefices also have their own capitalisations: mega (×10^6) and milli (×10^-3) are differentiated by case as "M" and "m" respectively (hence millimetre, "mm", and megametre, "Mm"). Arlo James Barnes 18:49, 31 March 2018 (UTC)[reply]

SI derived units without special names[edit]

Should there be a section on this template for SI derived units without special names, like the metre per second or the newton second? —Eli355 (talk) 19:52, 4 July 2018 (UTC)[reply]

What makes the most sense to me is: Make the row that has the base units kinda like column headings, then make the next row kinda offset so that each 'column' is between two base columns (or in the case of the rightmost one, just extending out from under the rightmost base column implying that it is derived with that and the first base column) and list therein each derived unit that uses two base units. Then the next row is derived units that use three or more base units. Not sure how hard the CSS would be on all this, though. Arlo James Barnes 23:07, 4 July 2018 (UTC)[reply]
What about the derived units that use base units that are not consecutive in the template? —Eli355 (talk) 01:28, 5 July 2018 (UTC)[reply]
Yeah, I clearly didn't think that through...Arlo James Barnes 23:56, 25 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
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