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Dictionary of Scientific Units

Including dimensionless numbers and scales

  • H. G. Jerrard
  • D. B. McNeill

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. H. G. Jerrard, D. B. McNeill
    Pages 1-2
  3. H. G. Jerrard, D. B. McNeill
    Pages 3-8
  4. A
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    Pages 9-15
  5. B
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    Pages 17-26
  6. C
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    Pages 27-37
  7. D
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    Pages 39-47
  8. E
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    Pages 49-53
  9. F
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    Pages 55-61
  10. G
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    Pages 63-69
  11. H
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    Pages 71-77
  12. I
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    Pages 79-80
  13. J
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    Pages 81-82
  14. K
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    Pages 83-86
  15. L
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    Pages 87-93
  16. M
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    Pages 95-109
  17. N
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    Pages 111-114
  18. O
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    Pages 115-118
  19. P
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    Pages 119-131
  20. Q
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    Pages 133-134
  21. R
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    Pages 135-142
  22. S
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    Pages 143-160
  23. T
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    Pages 161-171
  24. U
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    Pages 173-174
  25. V
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    Pages 175-177
  26. W
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    Pages 179-184
  27. X
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    Pages 185-185
  28. Y
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    Pages 187-190
  29. Z
    H. G. Jerrard, D. B. McNeill
    Pages 191-191
  30. Back Matter
    Pages 193-255

About this book

Introduction

units have been included. References, which now number approximately 650, have been brought up to date. The most recently accepted values of the physical constants have been provided. Our thanks go to all those who, since the fifth edition, have helped in this revision by suggestions. In particular the authors express their gratitude to Jane M. Jerrard who, with enthusiasm, put the text into a computer and eliminated the editorial scissors and paste and simplified the onerous and long task of producing a text from the fragmented material of the revision. In the preface to the fifth edition it was suggested that the book provided at that time the most complete and up-to-date information of its kind available. The authors again make the same claim for this sixth edition. H. G. JERRARD D. B. McNEILL Warsash Newtownards Southampton Northern Ireland England Preface to the first edition The intense specialization that occurs in science today has meant that scientists working in one field are often not familiar with the nomenclature used by their colleagues in other fields. This is particularly so in physics. This dictionary is designed to help overcome this difficulty by giving information about the units, dimensionless numbers and scales which have been used, or are still being used, throughout the world. Some four hundred entries are provided and these are supplemented by about five hundred references. The definition of each entry is given together with relevant historical facts.

Keywords

information science time

Authors and affiliations

  • H. G. Jerrard
    • 1
    • 2
  • D. B. McNeill
    • 1
  1. 1.University of SouthamptonUK
  2. 2.Oklahoma State UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-2294-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-412-46720-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-2294-8
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