Measurement Techniques

, Volume 40, Issue 3, pp 197–202 | Cite as

Unit systems and the fundamental constants

  • N. V. Studentsov
Fundamental Aspects of Metrology


Electromagnetism is considered as an example of how the meanings of the fundamental constants are dependent on the unit system. The constants are classified. There is a discussion of the application of the CGS and SI systems in theory and practice.


Physical Quantity Basic Unit Magnetic Permeability Universal Constant Current Strength 
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