# How was the metric system developed?

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Most historians agree that Gabriel Mouton, the vicar of St. Paul's Church in Lyons, France, is the “founding father” of the metric system. He proposed a decimal system of measurement in 1670

Ideas for a rational, decimal-based system of measurement, expressed in multiples of 10, had been around since the 17th century, however. Abandoning old royal standards, the metric system’s developers sought to express everything in terms of logic and nature. One meter was one ten-millionth of the distance between the North Pole and the Equator; a milliliter was the volume of one cubic centimeter of water, whose weight would equal one gram. The first metric system also included the “stère,” equal to the volume of one cubic meter of stacked firewood.

The metric system was not an immediate success. It was abolished by Napoleon in 1812 and only reinstated in 1840. By then, other countries had begun to adopt it, usually in the wake of political upheavals of their own. By the mid-20th century, meters, kilometers and milliliters were standard units (nearly) the world over.

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The metric system was developed over time through a series of historical developments, primarily during the late 18th and 19th centuries. It originated from efforts to standardize measurement units for length, mass, and volume based on universal constants and easily reproducible standards. One of the key events in its development was the French Revolution, during which the need for a consistent and rational system of measurement became apparent. In 1790, the French National Assembly commissioned the creation of a new system of measurement, leading to the establishment of the metric system. The system's foundation lies in the meter, gram, and liter, which are based on decimal multiples and divisions. Over time, the metric system evolved and gained international acceptance, with various countries adopting it as their primary system of measurement. Today, the International System of Units (SI) is the modern form of the metric system, providing a coherent set of measurement standards used worldwide.

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When evaluating a one-sided limit, you need to be careful when a quantity is approaching zero since its sign is different depending on which way it is approaching zero from. Let us look at some examples.

When evaluating a one-sided limit, you need to be careful when a quantity is approaching zero since its sign is different depending on which way it is approaching zero from. Let us look at some examples.

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