History and Measurement of the Base and Derived Units
  • Release Date : 17 May 2018
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Genre : Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 1121 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9783319775777
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Download or read book entitled History and Measurement of the Base and Derived Units by author: Steven A. Treese which was release on 17 May 2018 and published by Springer with total page 1121 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. This book discusses how and why historical measurement units developed, and reviews useful methods for making conversions as well as situations in which dimensional analysis can be used. It starts from the history of length measurement, which is one of the oldest measures used by humans. It highlights the importance of area measurement, briefly discussing the methods for determining areas mathematically and by measurement. The book continues on to detail the development of measures for volume, mass, weight, time, temperature, angle, electrical units, amounts of substances, and light intensity. The seven SI/metric base units are highlighted, as well as a number of other units that have historically been used as base units. Providing a comprehensive reference for interconversion among the commonly measured quantities in the different measurement systems with engineering accuracy, it also examines the relationships among base units in fields such as mechanical/thermal, electromagnetic and physical flow rates and fluxes using diagrams.