What are the units of time?
L’unit of time of the international system is the second (lowercase s symbol). The second is a unit of time known very precisely. Its definition has evolved throughout history. – the day (lowercase symbol j) which equals 24 hours.
Examples of time value in seconds
|Duration (s)||Multiple||Orders of magnitude|
|10−3||1 millisecond||1ms, ms|
Microscopic units: The millimeter mm (thousandth of a meter, 10-3m). He is difficult to manipulate an object with his fingers smaller than 1mm. The micrometer or micron µm (thousandth of mm10-6m): the thickness of the soap bubbles, when they make pretty colors, is of a few microns.
Units of length A kilometer (km) is equal to 1000 meters. The hectometre (hm) is equal to 100 meters. The decametre (dam) is equal to 10 meters. The decimetre (dm) is equal to 0.1 meter.
The second is the duration of 770 periods of the radiation corresponding to the transition between the two hyperfine levels of the ground state of the cesium 133 atom, the definition of the secondbased on a property of matter, now falls within the domain of physics.
The first being the minute. At the end of the 19th century came the first truly scientific definition of the second as 1/86,400 of the mean solar day. Then, the second is defined as 1/31,556,925,974.7 of the tropical year. In the 1960s, atomic physics brought a little more precision to the definition of the second.
Unit of… The second is a unit of measurement of symbol time s (without an abbreviation dot). Qualitatively, it is of a duration equal to the sixtieth part of the minute, the minute itself being the sixtieth part of the hour.
The second is a unit of measurement of symbol time s (without an abbreviation dot). Qualitatively, it is of a duration equal to the sixtieth part of the minute, the minute itself being the sixtieth part of the hour.
The multiples of the second in use with the International System are: the minute, with symbol min, whose duration is 60 seconds; the hour, with the symbol h, whose duration is 60 minutes, or 3,600 seconds;