A Dictionary of Weights, Measures, and Units (Oxford Quick Reference) (Paperback)

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A Dictionary of Weights, Measures, and Units (Oxford Quick Reference) (Paperback)


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This comprehensive and authoritative dictionary provides clear definitions of units, prefixes, and styles of weights and measures within the Syst me 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 Syst me International

Donald Fenna was Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Medicine, University of Alberta. He was the author of numerous publications in journals covering mathematics, computing, and medicine, as well as Elsevier's Encyclopedic Dictionary of Measures (1998).

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.

Product Details ISBN: 9780198605225
ISBN-10: 0198605226
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: October 26th, 2002
Pages: 342
Language: English
Series: Oxford Quick Reference