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ERIC Number: ED139615
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jan
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Units and Systems of Weights and Measures, Their Origin, Development, and Present Status.
Barbrow, L. E.
This newsletter, adapted in 1976 from one originally published in 1960, reviews the subject of weights and measures from several standpoints. It deals first with the historical development of standard systems of measurement, discussing both the metric and English systems. The second section defines a variety of units and describes standardization procedures for standards of length, mass, and capacity; specialized use of weights is also described. The final section provides general tables of weights and measures. The prefixes used in the metric system are defined, and definitions of rarely used English and American units are provided. Conversion tables for converting within and between systems are provided. (SD)
U.S. Department of Commerce, National Bureau of Standards, Washington, D.C. 20234 (free)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
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Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Bureau of Standards (DOC), Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents, see SE 022 298-299; Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document