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Derived units

19 January, 2016 - 17:44

A derived unit is a measurement unit for a derived quantity. Derived units combine different base units, examples of which you can see in Table 1.2. These derived units are obtained by the mathematical signs for multiplication.

Table 1.2 Example of SI derived units


SI derived units


Metre per second

Angular velocity

Radian per second

Mass Flow rate

Kilogram per second

Flow rate

Litre per second