##### The TFF System of Units

I've thought for some time that in the interest of standardization, the
entire world ought to adopt the same system of units. Unfortunately, efforts
in this direction have been repeatedly hampered by advocates of the primitive
"SI" system of units. These people have even gone so far as to call their system
"the metric system", implying that it is synonymous with measurement
itself.

Luckily, the USA has so far refused to completely adopt this "metric
system". However, the US system does not go far enough in distinguishing
itself; for example, it shares the "second" as a basic time unit with
the SI system. I believe this should be corrected by the US adopting a
completely distinguished system of units. This system is the TFF
(Ton-Furlong-Fortnight) system.

Of course the three basic units to be defined are those for mass, distance,
and time; these three basic units give the TFF system its name. Other derived
units can then be defined by simple combinations of the basic units. All this
is shown below for the TFF system, and the appropriate conversion factors from
SI units to TFF units are given, so that we can immediately get to work on
switching the US over to TFF. The sooner the better!

###### The Basic Units

**Mass**: The ton; 1 kilogram = 1.102 x 10^{-3} ton.

**Distance**: The furlong; 1 meter = 4.994 x 10^{-3} furlong.

**Time**: The fortnight; 1 second = 8.267 x 10^{-7} fortnight.

###### Other Fundamental Units

**Temperature**: The Rankine; 1 Kelvin = 1.8 Rankine.

###### Derived Units

**Velocity**: 1 meter/second = 6.041 x 10^{3} furlong/fortnight.

**Acceleration**: 1 meter/second^{2} = 7.307 x 10^{9}
furlong/fortnight^{2}.

**Momentum**: 1 kilogram-meter/second = 6.657 ton-furlong/fortnight.

**Force**: 1 Newton = 8.052 x 10^{6} ton-furlong/fortnight^{2}.

**Energy**: 1 Joule = 4.021 x 10^{4}
ton-furlong^{2}/fortnight^{2}.

**Power**: 1 Watt = 3.324 x 10^{12}
ton-furlong^{2}/fortnight^{3}.

###### Physical Constants

**Speed of Light**: 1.812 x 10^{12} furlong/fortnight.

**Newton's Gravitational Constant**: 1.104 x 10^{-2}
furlong^{3}/ton/fortnight^{2}.

**Planck's Constant**: 2.203 x 10^{-35}
ton-furlong^{2}/fortnight.

**Boltzmann's Constant**: 3.085 x 10^{-19}
ton-furlong^{2}/fortnight^{2}/Rankine.

###### Other Important Values

**Electron Mass**: 1.004 x 10^{-33} ton.

**Gravitational Acceleration at Surface of Earth**:
7.161 x 10^{10} furlong/fortnight^{2}.