[LEAPSECS] Consensus building?

Richard Langley lang at unb.ca
Thu Feb 3 12:55:44 EST 2011

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-- Richard Langley

On 3-Feb-11, at 1:50 PM, Michael Deckers wrote:


> On 2011-02-03 14:00, Clive D.W. Feather wrote:


>> Actually, Stephen is right and you're wrong. The BIPM defines an SI

>> minute,

>> hour, and day in exactly this form. See table 6, page 32, of:

>> http://www.bipm.org/utils/common/pdf/si_brochure_8_en.pdf


> It may seem picky, but nevertheless: the BIPM does not define an

> "SI minute" in the SI brochure, nor anywhere else. It defines

> the time units minute, hour, and day in terms of SI units,

> and allows their use together with SI units.


> Thus d, h, min are are well-defined units, but they are not

> SI units. Calling them "SI-minutes" etc is misleading, in my

> opinion.


> Michael Deckers.




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