I.E.C. Adopts MKS System of Units

  title={I.E.C. Adopts MKS System of Units},
  author={Arthur E. Kennelly},
  journal={Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers},
  • A. E. Kennelly
  • Published 1935
  • Economics
  • Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers
At its plenary meeting of June 1935 at Scheveningen-Bruxelles, the International Electrotechnical Commission unanimously adopted the meter-kilogram-second (mks) or Giorgi system of units, 15 of the 25 constituent countries being represented. In this paper the principal historical antecedents of this action by the I.E.C. are outlined, and its principal import to electrical engineering is indicated. Since the preparation of this paper there have been further important developments in connection…