# What are the units for length, volume, temperature, time, power, and force in the SI (or metric) system?

There are many different units which can be used to measure the quantities listed depending on the particular application or industry.  In the international system (SI) there are a group of "base" units from which other units can be derived.  The base units for

Length is the meter, m

﻿﻿﻿     Time is the second, s

From these two we get speed (m/s) and accleration (m/s^2)

Mass is the gram, although most applications use the kilogram

From mass and acceleration, we get the unit of force

Force is kg m/s^2 which is renamed the Newton (N)

From force and distance we get work

Work is the Nm (newton-meter) which is renamed the joule (j)

From work and time we get power

Power is j/s which is renamed the Watt (W)

From distance applied to the three dimensions of an object we get volume

Volume is the Liter (L) which is (1/10 meter)^3  or  1,000 cm^3

Temperature is the degree Kelvin, or more commonly the degree centrigrade (also known as the degree Celsius)

Temperature is Kelvin (K)

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