A Dictionary of Weights, Measures, and Units

Paperback | August 1, 2002

byDonald Fenna

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This comprehensive and authoritative dictionary provides clear definitions of units, prefixes, and styles of weights and measures within the Systeme International (SI), as well as traditional, and industry-specific units. It also includes general historical and scientific background, coveringthe development of the sequential definitions and sizing of units. This new reference work will prove invaluable to professional scientists, engineers, technicians as well as to students and the general user.DT Over 1,600 clear and concise entries complete with historical backgroundDT Covers a broad range of disciplines, including astronomy, electromagnetics, geology, photography, mathematics, meteorology, physics, and temperatureDT Notes on associated terminologyDT Numerous tables, including the geochronologic scale and the equation of timeDT Comprehensive coverage of the whole Systeme International

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This comprehensive and authoritative dictionary provides clear definitions of units, prefixes, and styles of weights and measures within the Systeme International (SI), as well as traditional, and industry-specific units. It also includes general historical and scientific background, coveringthe development of the sequential definition...

After working as a research scientist at the Weapons Research Establishment for the Commonwealth of Australia, as a systems analyst for the Australian Department of Defence, and as the Assistant Director-General for the Australian telecommunications authority, Donald Fenna was made a Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the Univers...
Format:PaperbackPublished:August 1, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198605226

ISBN - 13:9780198605225

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IntroductionA-Z DictionaryEndnotes