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1586:
Simon Stevin
(1548  1620), Flemish mathematician: proposed that all multiples and divisions of the base measurement units were factors of the power of ten.
1670:
Gabriel Mouton
(1618  1694), French abbot, mathematician and astronomer: proposed that all derived units use a common set of prefixes for each multiple. Thus the prefix kilo is used for mass (kilogram) or length (kilometre) both indicating a thousand times the base unit.
1668:
John Wilkins
(1614  1672), English clergyman and natural philosopher: proposed a decimal system of measure similar to the modern metric system and a "seconds pendulum" with a halfperiod of one second as the unit of length.
1860:
James Clerk Maxwell
(1831  1879), Scottish physicist and mathematician: proposed three base units  length, mass and time that from them all other units of measure, called derived units, were defined in terms of the base units.
1824:
Nicolas Clement
(1779–1842), French physicist and chemist: defined the calorie unit.
1862:
William Thomson
, British physicist and engineer,
James Clerk Maxwell
, Scottish physicist and
James Prescott Joule
, English physicist: suggested that units of electrical energy must have the same units as units of mechanical energy.
1888:
Heinrich Hertz
(1857  1894), German physicist: verified Maxwell's Equations and in so doing realised that the CGS system of electromagnetic units to were related to the CGS system of electrostatic units.
1861:
Charles Bright
, British electrical engineer and
Latimer Clark
, English electrical engineer: proposed the names of ohm, volt, and farad in honour of Georg Ohm, Alessandro Volta and Michael Faraday respectively for the practical units based on the centimetregrammesecond absolute system.
1910:
Charles Edouard Guillaume
(1861  1938), Swiss physicist advanced the development of precision instruments.
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