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The mathematics of measurement : a critical history

Author: John J Roche
Publisher: London : Athlone Press ; New York : Sole distributor in the USA, Canada, and Mexico by Springer-Verlag, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Mathematics of Measurement is a historical survey of the introduction of mathematics to physics and of the branches of mathematics that were developed specifically for handling measurements,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John J Roche
ISBN: 0485114739 9780485114737 0387915818 9780387915814
OCLC Number: 40499222
Description: x, 330 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The emergence of the practical conception of number --
Early scientific metrology and quantitative laws --
Early applications of geometry and proportion --
The progress of quantification --
Arithmetical algebra and symbolic geometry --
Algebra in physics in the Seventeenth century --
Mathematics in Eighteenth-century exact science --
The metric reform and the units of physics --
Absolute quantification in electricity and magnetism --
Dimensional analysis and the quantity calculus --
Dimensional exploration --
Interpreting the algebra of physics --
Appendix: Units in the Système International.
Responsibility: John J. Roche.

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