The metric system originated in France in the 1790s, as an alternative
to the traditional English units of measurement. The new system was to
standardize the units of measurement as trade expanded throughout
Although metrics have been used internationally in scientific fields for
many years, the push to convert the world to exclusively using the
metric system only began in the 1970s.
Today many countries have adopted an exclusively metric system of
measurement. The United States, however, remains one of the last
countries in the world to go fully metric.
As a result much confusion still exists. Now, more than ever, people
need information on metrics in a form that relates directly to them in
their personal and professional lives.
This website has been designed to meet these demands.
Metrication is the process of converting to the metric system.
website has been designed to quickly and easily
provide you with the information that you require, over many different
fields. Simply select a topic from the menu on the left side of each
I have endeavoured to make this website as comprehensive and as
accurate as possible. If you have any comments, or would like to
contribute material for new topics, please visit my
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