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- abbr. French Système International [d'Unités] (International System [of Units])
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- n. The ISO 3166-1 two-letter (alpha-2) code for Slovenia.
- The abbreviation for Système International d'Unités or the International System of Units, commonly known as the metric system.
- Smithsonian Institution
- Signal integrity
- Systems integration
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Back to topic, I don't know how this news can't be exciting. i loved Kingsley in SI and Coen is great ... not only as Borat and Bruno, but he proved himself in Sweeney Todd too.
Someone convince me why SI is better than any other system of units?
The only thing difficult with SI, is converting it to our crazy system.
James says, Someone convince me why SI is better than any other system of units?
But SI is a fairly unique magazine in that about 90% of its readers are subscribers and it doesn't rely as heavily on newsstand sales as some publications.
When it becomes cheaper to bring your parts over to the next machine and do it all in SI, the Imperial machines and tools will gradually fall into disuse.
For pipe it isn't a big deal since the ISO version of pipe is just the US/UK standard sized pipe with the dimensions in SI units.
All the shops I work with would be quite displeased if you used them as an excuse to cover your inability to work in SI units.
Every year, various spacecraft and instruments are designed in SI, at some point converted to Imperial in the drawings, and built in Imperial.
To start with I'm SI system engineer (design, analysis, build, if you haven't done all 3 it's TOUGH to understand what are the differences in SI and BS).