Brief History of Measurement Systems: with a Chart of the Modernized Metric System

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Pamphlet issued by the United States National Bureau of Standards providing an overview of the English system of measurement used in the United States and of the metric system. The internal pages of the pamphlet contain a chart labeled "The Modernized Metric System" which includes tables of common conversions and a chart of the seven base units: meter/length, kilogram/mass, second/time, ampere/electric current, kelvin/temperature, mole/amount of substance, and candela/luminous intensity, as well as two supplementary units: radian/plane angle and steradian/solid angle. There is also a graphic representation of yards versus meters in ruler form at the bottom.

Creator(s): United States. National Bureau of Standards.
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: August 1976
Partner(s):
UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Collection(s):
Technical Report Archive and Image Library
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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
Date(s):
  • Creation: August 1976
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United States
Description:

Pamphlet issued by the United States National Bureau of Standards providing an overview of the English system of measurement used in the United States and of the metric system. The internal pages of the pamphlet contain a chart labeled "The Modernized Metric System" which includes tables of common conversions and a chart of the seven base units: meter/length, kilogram/mass, second/time, ampere/electric current, kelvin/temperature, mole/amount of substance, and candela/luminous intensity, as well as two supplementary units: radian/plane angle and steradian/solid angle. There is also a graphic representation of yards versus meters in ruler form at the bottom.

Note:

"Revised August 1976."

Physical Description:

[4] p. : ill. ; 27 cm.

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Keyword(s): conversions | systems of measurement | informational kits | rulers
Source: NBS Metric Kit : Official Metric Information, NBS Special Publication 410, United States National Bureau of Standards, Washington D.C.
Series Title: NBS special publication
Series Title: National Bureau of Standards Reports
Series Title: National Bureau of Standards Metric Kit
Added Title: National Bureau of Standards Special Publication 304A
Partner:
UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Collection:
Technical Report Archive and Image Library
Relation (Is Part Of): NBS Metric Kit : Official Metric Information, NBS Special Publication 410, ark:/67531/metadc67329/
Identifier:
  • OCLC: 2977108 |
  • REP-NO: NBS Special Publication 304A
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc123542
Resource Type: Pamphlet
Format: Text