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1. A brief history

1. A brief history  

David J. Hand

in Measurement: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2016
Published Online: 
Oct 2016
eISBN: 
9780191824609
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198779568.003.0001
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198779568
‘A brief history’ shows that measurement is at least as old as civilization. Different systems and different units of measurement were developed in different places, with the physical size ... More
2. Do you want to know a secret? Turkeys, giants, and atomic bombs

2. Do you want to know a secret? Turkeys, giants, and atomic bombs  

Alain Goriely

in Applied Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2018
Published Online: 
Feb 2018
eISBN: 
9780191815805
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198754046.003.0002
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chapter
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9780198754046
When observing and trying to quantify the world around us, two simple facts can be appreciated and readily agreed upon. First, different physical quantities are characterized by different ... More
Measurement: A Very Short Introduction

Measurement: A Very Short Introduction  

David J. Hand

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2016
Published Online: 
Oct 2016
eISBN: 
9780191824609
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198779568.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198779568
Measurement is a fundamental concept central to the sciences, social sciences, medicine, economics, government, and indeed also to everyday life. The history of measurement goes back to the ... More
3. Measurement in the physical sciences and engineering

3. Measurement in the physical sciences and engineering  

David J. Hand

in Measurement: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2016
Published Online: 
Oct 2016
eISBN: 
9780191824609
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198779568.003.0003
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780198779568
As new physical phenomena are discovered, new kinds of instruments have to be devised to measure them and old physical units are regularly redefined. It has also been necessary for ... More

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