Encyclopaedia of Scientific Units, Weights and Measures: Their Si Equivalences and Origins

Springer - Verlag, 2003 - 848 Seiten
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Mankind has a fascination with measurement. Down the centuries we have produced a plethora of incompatible and duplicatory systems for measuring everything from the width of an Egyptian pyramid to the concentration of radioactivity near a nuclear reactor and the value of the fine structure constant. With the introduction first of the metric system and of its successor the Système International d'Unités (SI), the scientific community has established a standard method of measurement based on only seven core units.The Encyclopaedia of Scientific Units, Weights and Measures converts the huge variety of units from all over the world in every period of recorded history into units of the SI. Featuring: - An A - Z of conversion tables for over 10,000 units of measurements. - Tables of the fundamental constants of nature with their units. - Listings of professional societies, and national standardization bodies for easy reference. - An extensive bibliography detailing further reading on the multifarious aspects of measurement and its units. This huge work is simply a "must have" for any reference library frequented by scientists of any discipline or by those with historical interests in units of measurement such as archaeologists.

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Über den Autor (2003)

FranAois Cardarelli has had wide-ranging commercial and industrial experience of materials, commodities and processes:

a [ at CNRS in Paris he designed and used electrochemical sensors for pollution control;

a [ as a research scientist at A0/00lectricitA(c) de France he helped to invent methods of preparation of industrial titanium and tantalum electrodes;

a [ as a registered professional consultant in Toulouse, he solved problems in electrochemical engineering, the selection of electrode materials, corrosion and high-temperature operation;

a [ at the Avestor Corporation, he worked as an industrial electrochemist and materials expert in charge of strategic raw materials, scientific and technical support for lithium processing and, as Battery Product Leader, in charge of lithium polymer batteries for electric vehicles, down-hole drilling anf telecommunications he defined battery requirements and specifications and invented pyrometallurgical and hydrometallurgical processing for spent lithium batteries;

a [ at present, he is Principal Chemist for Materials dealing with valorization processes for industrial residues and refactory benchmarking and electrowinning of metallic titanium.

Doctor Cardarelli is also the author of Encyclopaedia of Scientific Units, Weights and Measures for Springer (ISBN: 1-85233-682-X).

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