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Explain the meaning of the derived unit with the help of an example?

Solution

The units of quantities other than those measured in fundamental units can be obtained in terms of the fundamental units, and thus the units so obtained are called derived units.

Example:
Speed = Distance/time
Hence, the unit of speed = fundamental unit of distance/fundamental unit of time Or, the unit of speed = metre/second or ms-1.
As the unit of speed is derived from the fundamental units of distance and time, it is a derived unit.

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Solution Explain the Meaning of the Derived Unit with the Help of an Example? Concept: International System of Units.
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