Base Unit Statement
Defines a physical quantity and its standard measure.
Base Unit name In unit [ = expression ]
- Necessary identifier. A physical quantity, such as length or time.
- Necessary unit expression. The standard unit for measuring the given physical quantity.
- Optional unit expression. Relates a derived physical quantity to its parents.
Listing 1: Simple units
Base Unit length In meters Base Unit mass In kilograms Base Unit time In seconds
Listing 2: Derived units
Base Unit velocity In (meters/second) = length/time)