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Encyclopaedia of scientific units, weights, and measures : their SI equivalences and origins

Author: François Cardarelli
Publisher: London ; New York : Springer, ©2003.
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Mankind has a fascination with measurement. Down the centuries we have produced a plethora of incompatible and duplicatory systems for measuring everything from the width of an Egyptian pyramid to the concentration of radioactivity near a nuclear reactor and the value of the fine structure constant. With the introduction first of the metric system and of its successor the Système International d'Unités (SI), the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Cardarelli, François, 1966-
Encyclopaedia of scientific units, weights, and measures.
London ; New York : Springer, ©2003
(DLC) 2003045428
(OCoLC)51861912
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: François Cardarelli
ISBN: 185233682X 9781852336820 9781447100034 1447100034
OCLC Number: 71842105
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 848 pages)
Contents: 1 Introduction --
1.1 Why a Conversion Handbook? --
1.2 How to Use This Book --
2 The International System of Units --
2.1 History --
2.2 The General Conference on Weights and Measures --
2.3 Organization of the SI --
2.4 SI Prefixes --
3 Other Systems of Units --
3.1 MTS, MKpS, MKSA --
3.2 Cgs, Gauss, IEUS, a.u --
3.3 British and American Systems of Units --
3.4 The Foot-Pound-Second (FPS) System --
3.5 Ancient and Obsolete Systems of Weights and Measures --
4 Conversion Tables --
4.1 Units in Alphabetical Order --
4.2 Conversion Tables Listed by Physical Quantities --
5 Fundamental Constants --
5.1 Fundamental Mathematical Constants --
5.2 Fundamental Physical Constants --
6 Appendices --
6.1 Greek Alphaber --
6.2 Roman Numerals --
6.3 Rules about Large Numbers (> 1000 000) --
6.4 Date and Time Numerical Representation --
6.5 National, Regional and International Standardization Bodies --
6.6 Acceleration Due to Gravity at any Latitude and Elevation --
6.7 International Practical Temperature Scale (IPTS, 1968) --
6.8 International Temperature Scale (ITS-90) --
6.9 French-English Lexicon for Units --
6.10 French-English Lexicon for Physical Quantities --
6.11 International Clothing and Shoe Sizes (US, UK, Europe, and Japan) --
6.12 Common Time Acronyms --
6.13 Old Alchemical Symbols Used in Astronomy, Chemistry, and Biology --
6.14 International Geological Time Scale --
6.15 Old Symbols Used in the British System --
6.16 Electromagnetic Spectrum --
6.17 Standard Paper Sizes (ISO and US) --
6.18 International Country Code Designations --
6.19 International Currency Codes --
7 Bibliography --
7.1 Specific References --
7.2 References About the Metric System and the SI --
7.3 References of General Interest --
7.4 Historical References --
7.5 International and National Standards.
Other Titles: Encyclopedia of scientific units, weights, and measures
Responsibility: François Cardarelli ; English translation by M.J. Shields.

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