tonne, t (unit)

This page documents an OPTIMADE Unit Definition. See https://schemas.optimade.org/ for more information.

ID: https://schemas.optimade.org/defs/v1.2/units/si/1970/accepted/tonne
Definition name: tonne

Unit name: tonne
Latin symbol: t
Display symbol: t

Description: A unit of mass defined as 1000 kg, with kilogram defined according to the 1960 SI units.

The International System of Units (SI), 1st ed. (1970) defines the tonne as "1 t = 10³ kg" with the footnote "The symbol and the unit was defined in resolution 7 at the 9:th meeting of the C.G.P.M. (1948)."

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JSON definition:

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    "title": "tonne",
    "symbol": "t",
    "display-symbol": "t",
    "alternate-symbols": [
        "t"
    ],
    "description": "A unit of mass defined as 1000 kg, with kilogram defined according to the 1960 SI units.\n\nThe International System of Units (SI), 1st ed. (1970) defines the tonne as \"1 t = 10\u00b3 kg\" with the footnote \"The symbol and the unit was defined in resolution 7 at the 9:th meeting of the C.G.P.M. (1948).\"\n\n- The International System of Units (SI), 1st ed. (1970) categorizes the unit as \"Units used with the International System\"\n- The International System of Units (SI), 3rd ed. (19) changes the reference of the definition to the 1879 meeting of the CIPM page 41.\n- The International System of Units (SI), 6th ed. (1991) further adds \"In some English-speaking countries this unit is called \u226ametric ton\u226b.\"",
    "resources": [
        {
            "relation": "Definition in the International System of Units (SI), 1st Edition",
            "resource-id": "https://www.bipm.org/en/publications/si-brochure"
        },
        {
            "relation": "Wikipedia article describing the unit",
            "resource-id": "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tonne"
        }
    ],
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            {
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                "id": "https://schemas.optimade.org/defs/v1.2/units/si/1960/base/kilogram"
            }
        ],
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        "scale": {
            "exponent": 3
        }
    },
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