The Science of Measurement: A Historical Survey
Dover, 1974 - 736 pagine
Although the topic of measurement might seem to lend itself to a dry-as-dust treatment, this book is just the opposite: an engrossing, easy-to-read study that treats a multifaceted topic with wit, imagination and wide-ranging scholarship.
Metrology, the science of measurement, usually concerns itself with length, weight, volume, temperature and time, but in this comprehensive work the topic also encompasses nuclear radiation, thermal power, light, pressure, sound and many other areas.
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Review: The Science of Measurement: A Historical SurveyRecensione dell'utente - Kyle Bunkers - Goodreads
Excellent book on metrology. The author keeps it interesting throughout most of the book. (I got a little tired of non-SI units at the beginning.) If you are interested in how units came to be what ... Leggi recensione completa
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