Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat: Cities in the Third Millennium

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UNITS

In the table below are given conversion factors for commonly used units. The numerical values have been rounded off to the values shown. The British (Imperial) System of units is the same as the American System except where noted. Le Systéme International d'Unités (abbreviated "SI") is the name formally given in 1960 to the system of units partly derived from, and replacing, the old metric system.

SI

American

Old Metric

Length

1 mm

0.03937 in.

1 mm

1 m

3.28083 ft

1.093613 yd

1 m

1 km

0.62137 mile

1 km

Area

1 mm2

0.00155 in.2

1 mm2

1 m

10.76392 ft2

1.19599 yd2

1 m

1 km2

247.1043 acres

1 km2

1 hectare

2.471 acres(1)

1 hectare

Volume

1 cm3

0.061023 in.3

1 cc

1 ml

1 m3

35.3147 ft3

1.30795 yd3

264.172 gal(2) liquid

1 m3

Velocity

1 m/sec

3.28084 ft/sec

1 m/sec

1 km/hr

0.62137 miles/hr

1 km/hr

Acceleration

1 m/sec2

3.28084 ft/sec2

1 m/sec2

Mass

1 g

0.035274 oz

1 g

1 kg

2.2046216 lb(3)

1 kg

Density

1 kg/m3

0.062428 lb/ft3

1 kg/m3

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