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A Dictionary of Weights, Measures, and Units (Oxford Paperback Reference)
by Donald Fenna
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0198605226, Paperback)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.
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"This comprehensive and authoritative dictionary provides clear definitions of all the units, prefixes, and styling of the Systeme International (SI), as well as industry-specific and traditional terms currently in usage. It shows the evolution of the original basic metric system into the sophisticated SI, and parallel developments with other units of measure and their sequential definitions and sizing.". "This new reference work will prove invaluable to professional scientists, engineers and technicians, as well as to students and the general user."--BOOK JACKET.
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