A Dictionary of Weights, Measures, and Units

Donald Fenna

A Dictionary of Weights, Measures, and Units

Donald Fenna

ISBN:

9780198605225

Binding:

Paperback

Published:

1 Nov 2002

Availability:

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Series:

Oxford Paperback Reference

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Description

New to the Paperback Reference series is this comprehensive and authoritative dictionary which provides definitions of units, prefixes, and styles of weights and measures within the Système International (SI) as well as traditional and industry-specific units. With over 1600 measurement terms, numerous tables, the geochronologic scale and the equation of time, it will prove invaluable to professional scientists, engineers, technicians, and students.

Contents

Introduction
A-Z Dictionary
Endnotes

Authors

Donald Fenna

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.