Publisher description for A dictionary of weights, measures, and units / Donald Fenna.


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This comprehensive and authoritative dictionary provides clear definitions of units, prefixes, and styles of weights and measures within the Systeme 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.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Weights and measures -- Dictionaries.
Mensuration -- Dictionaries.
Units -- Dictionaries.