OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

A Dictionary of Weights, Measures and Units

ISBN : 9780198605225

Price(incl.tax): 
¥2,552
Author: 
Donald Fenna
Pages
354 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
129 x 195 mm
Pub date
Aug 2002
Series
Oxford Quick Reference

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  • Comprehensive coverage of over 1,600 measurement terms taken from a broad range of fields, including astronomy, electromagnetics, geology, photography, mathematics, meteorology, physics, and temperature
  • Offers historical background and the etymology of terms
  • Covers the Systeme International
  • Written by an authority in the field
  • Numerous tables, including the geochronologic scale and the equation of time
  • Notes on associated terminology

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

· Over 1,600 clear and concise entries complete with historical background
· Covers a broad range of disciplines, including astronomy, electromagnetics, geology, photography, mathematics, meteorology, physics, and temperature
· Notes on associated terminology
· Numerous tables, including the geochronologic scale and the equation of time
· Comprehensive coverage of the whole Système International

Index: 

Introduction
A-Z Dictionary
Endnotes

About the author: 

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 University of Alberta. He has over 60 publications in learned journals and books covering mathematics, management, computing, and medicine, including Elsevier's Encyclopedic Dictionary of Measures.

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