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International System of Units (SI) : How The World Measures Almost Everything, and The People Who Made It Possible

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Title: International System of Units (SI) : How The World Measures Almost Everything, and The People Who Made It Possible
Author: Edmund Isakov
ISBN: 0831102314 / 9780831102319
Format: Soft Cover
Pages: 311
Publisher: Industrial Press
Year: 2012
Availability: 45-60 days
     
 
  • Description
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International System of Units (SI) (Print On-Demand Edition) is a one-of-a-kind book. It provides detailed information on the metric system, its origin, history, and how the base and derived units were established.

The book has four chapters (Measurement Systems, the International System of Units, Metrication in the United States, and United States Metric Association), appendices, an afterword, and references. The book is principally aimed at educating students in the United States, but it will also be of interest to anyone who enjoys the popular sciences.

  • History of the English, Metric, and International Systems of units
  • Interesting facts regarding all 29 units of the International System
  • Biographies of 19 scientists and inventors after whom the metric units are named
  • History and timeline of definition of seven base units of the International System
  • History and timeline of definition of 22 derived units of the International System

Dedication
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Preface
Introduction

Chapter 1 : Measurement Systems
Chapter 2 : International System of Units (SI)
Chapter 3 : Metrication in the United States
Chapter 4 : United States Metric Association (USMA)

Appendix 1 : Signatories to the Meter Convention (Treaty of the Meter)
Appendix 2 : Associate States of the CGPM
Appendix 3 : CGPM Meetings
Appendix 4 : Prefixes for Multiples and Submultiples of the SI units
Appendix 5 : Medals Awarded to the People, after whom the Units of Measurement and Named
Appendix 6 : Standard Inductor Values
Appendix 7 : The Sixteen Bronze Statues
Appendix 8 : Temperature Conversion Formulas
Appendix 9 : Index – Biographical Names
Afterword
References

 
 
 
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