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Some References on Metric Information, Including a Chart on All You Need to Know About Metric

Some References on Metric Information, Including a Chart on All You Need to Know About Metric

Date: January 1977
Creator: United States. National Bureau of Standards.
Description: Pamphlet issued by the United States National Bureau of Standards containing a list of government pamphlets, reports, and other resources related to the metric system of measurement. It includes a form for ordering materials from the Government Printing Office as well as an illustrated description of everyday conversions for weight, volume, length, and temperature.
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What About Metric?

What About Metric?

Date: October 1976
Creator: Barbrow, Louis E. & Halpin, Suellen
Description: Pamphlet issued by the United States National Bureau of Standards discussing the reasons that the U.S. decided passed the Metric Conversion Act of 1975 and provides tables, illustrations, and formulas for converting between customary units and metric units of measuring weight, length, volume, and temperature. It also includes a discussion of how one might expect to use metric measurements in the marketplace, in the home, and at work.
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America Joins a Metric World

America Joins a Metric World

Date: February 1976
Creator: United States. National Bureau of Standards.
Description: Pamphlet issued by the United States National Bureau of Standards discussing the Metric Conversion Act of 1975, the work of the U.S. Metric Board, and how government agencies are facilitating a switch to the metric system.
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[United States National Bureau of Standards Metric Conversion Card]

[United States National Bureau of Standards Metric Conversion Card]

Date: May 1976
Creator: United States. National Bureau of Standards.
Description: Conversion card issued by the United States National Bureau of Standards containing conversion information for length, area, mass (weight), volume, and temperature (exact). The front lists "Approximate Conversions to Metric Measures" and includes a continuum of temperatures at the bottom and a centimeter ruler along the right side (to 8 cm.). The back of the card lists "Approximate Conversions from Metric Measures" and includes an inch ruler along the right side (to 3 in.).
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NBS Metric Kit : Official Metric Information

NBS Metric Kit : Official Metric Information

Date: 1977?
Creator: United States. National Bureau of Standards.
Description: Kit issued by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards containing materials regarding conversion to the metric system of measurement. The kit includes a letter of introduction; an order form; two plastic cards printed with rulers and conversion information; and four booklets that discuss how the metric system is different from the English system of measurement, why America should switch, and reference materials for converting.
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[Letter from the United States National Bureau of Standards]

[Letter from the United States National Bureau of Standards]

Date: 1977?
Creator: United States. National Bureau of Standards.
Description: Letter from the acting director of the U.S. National Bureau of Standards introducing the materials in the NBS Metric Kit. The kit was compiled to support the Metric Conversion Act, signed in December 1975, which would convert measurements used in the United States to the metric system of measurement. Includes an order form for additional materials and the metric kit envelope.
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[United States National Bureau of Standards Ruler]

[United States National Bureau of Standards Ruler]

Date: December 1972
Creator: United States. National Bureau of Standards.
Description: Ruler issued by the United States National Bureau of Standards. The front includes measurements in centimeters (to 15) and inches (to 6); there is text on the back comparing metric and customary units for length, volume, and weight.
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Comparison of American, British, and German Standards for Metal Fits

Comparison of American, British, and German Standards for Metal Fits

Date: 1927
Creator: Fullmer, Irvin H.
Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Standards discussing the comparison of American, British, and German metal fit standards. The comparisons between national standards of the three countries are presented and described. This report includes tables, and illustrations.
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The Strength of Reinforced Concrete Beams; Results of Tests of 333 Beams (First Series)

The Strength of Reinforced Concrete Beams; Results of Tests of 333 Beams (First Series)

Date: 1912
Creator: Humphrey, Richard L. & Losse, Louis H.
Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Standards discussing studies conducted on reinforced concrete beams. The strength and behavior of reinforced beams at different time intervals is presented.
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Zinc and Its Alloys

Zinc and Its Alloys

Date: November 6, 1931
Creator: United States. Bureau of Standards.
Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Standards discussing world production of zinc and zinc alloys. History, metallurgy, and structural properties of zinc are presented. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
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Motor-Vehicle Headlighting

Motor-Vehicle Headlighting

Date: 1925
Creator: Carlson, R. E.
Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Standards discussing the improved illumination of night-time driving with the use of vehicle head-lighting. Methods of construction and adjustment information are presented. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
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Supplement to Recommended Minimum Requirements for Plumbing: Progress Revision, May, 1931

Supplement to Recommended Minimum Requirements for Plumbing: Progress Revision, May, 1931

Date: 1931
Creator: United States. Bureau of Standards.
Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Standards discussing revisions and supplements made to minimum plumbing requirements for residential and commercial buildings. The revisions and supplements to previous reports are presented. This report includes tables, and illustrations.
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Methods of Testing Hosiery

Methods of Testing Hosiery

Date: October 11, 1938
Creator: Schenke, E. Max & Shearer, Howard E.
Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Standards discussing laboratory testing of hosiery to determine production costs and to make comparisons. Different manufacturing methods and possible defects are presented. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
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Life-Cycle Costing: A Guide for Selecting Energy Conservation Projects for Public Buildings

Life-Cycle Costing: A Guide for Selecting Energy Conservation Projects for Public Buildings

Date: September 1978
Creator: Ruegg, Rosalie T.; McConnaughey, John S.; Sav, G. Thomas & Hockenbery, Kimberly A.
Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Standards discussing the energy conservation of public buildings. As stated in the introduction, "this report focuses on the establishment of a technically correct, practical, standardized approach for evaluating proposed energy conservation improvements in public buildings" (p. 2). This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
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Geographical Variation in the Heating and Cooling Requirements of a Typical Single-Family House, and Correlation of These Requirements to Degree Days

Geographical Variation in the Heating and Cooling Requirements of a Typical Single-Family House, and Correlation of These Requirements to Degree Days

Date: November 1978
Creator: Arens, Edward A. & Carroll, William L.
Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing the heating and cooling requirements for single-family homes. These requirements are determined from "Test Reference Year," or TRY data and long-term geographic climate information. This report includes tables, illustrations, photographs, and a map.
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Binary Phase Diagrams of Transition Elements

Binary Phase Diagrams of Transition Elements

Date: May 1980
Creator: Waterstrat, Richard M.
Description: Chart issued by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards illustrating the systematic relationships between phase diagrams of transition elements. This chart includes color illustrations.
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Analysis of Tentative Seismic Design Provisions for Buildings

Analysis of Tentative Seismic Design Provisions for Buildings

Date: July 1979
Creator: Harris, James Robert; Fenves, Steven J. & Wright, Richard N.
Description: Report issued by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards discussing an analysis of seismic design provisions for buildings with three main objectives. As stated in the introduction, "The first objective was to assist the ATC in the preparation of its report. The second objective of the study was to augment the text of the published Provisions by providing a formal, consistent documentation of the text. The third objective was to provide alternate arrangements of the Provisions that would make them more readily usable by several categories of users" (p. 1). This report includes illustrations.
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Construction of a Large Transverse Electromagnetic Cell

Construction of a Large Transverse Electromagnetic Cell

Date: February 1979
Creator: Decker, W. F. & Wilson, W. A.
Description: Report issued by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards discussing the construction of large electromagnetic cells. As stated in the introduction, "this instruction provides information and procedures necessary to fabricate a large transverse electromagnetic (TEM) cell to be used for experimental "electromagnetic interference" (EMI) evaluation studies" (p. 1). This report includes illustrations, and photographs.
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Guideline on Major Job Accounting Systems: The System Management Facilities (SMF) for IBM Systems Under OS/MVT

Guideline on Major Job Accounting Systems: The System Management Facilities (SMF) for IBM Systems Under OS/MVT

Date: October 1978
Creator: Durbin, Gary; Kinney, Todd; Lamasney, Peter; Newman, Edward & Syrett, Edward
Description: Report issued by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards discussing the System Management Facilities for IBM systems. As stated in the introduction, "the purpose of SMF, as stated in the IBM manual, is to provide the means for gathering and recording information that can be used for billing customers or evaluating system usage" (p. 1). This report includes tables, and illustrations.
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Recommended Practice for the Use of Metric (SI) Units in Building Design and Construction

Recommended Practice for the Use of Metric (SI) Units in Building Design and Construction

Date: April 1977
Creator: Milton, Hans J.
Description: Report issued by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards discussing the use of metric units of measurement during construction. As stated in the scope, "this document outlines a selection of SI units, with multiples and sub-multiples, for general use in building design and construction" (p. 1). This report includes tables, and illustrations.
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Selection of Data Entry Equipment

Selection of Data Entry Equipment

Date: November 1979
Creator: Recicar, Steve A.
Description: Report issued by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards discussing information on data entry equipment selection by Federal agencies and organizations. As stated in the abstract, "this report provides information about economic and general operational considerations, steps to be followed in acquisition and training, and other factors pertinent to data entry equipment selection" (p. iii). This report includes a table.
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Tentative Provisions for the Development of Seismic Regulations for Buildings: A Cooperative Effort with the Design Professions, Building Code Interests, and the Research Community

Tentative Provisions for the Development of Seismic Regulations for Buildings: A Cooperative Effort with the Design Professions, Building Code Interests, and the Research Community

Date: June 1978
Creator: Applied Technology Council
Description: Report issued by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards discussing building codes and standards in earthquake-prone areas. As stated in the introduction, "the basic purpose of this project is to present, in one comprehensive document, current state-of-knowledge in the fields of engineering seismology and engineering practice as it pertains to seismic design and construction of buildings" (p. 1). This report includes tables, and illustrations.
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Geometrical Considerations and Nomenclature for Reflectance

Geometrical Considerations and Nomenclature for Reflectance

Date: October 1977
Creator: Nicodemus, F. E.; Richmond, J. C.; Hsia, J. J.; Ginsberg, I. W. & Limperis, T.
Description: Report issued by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards discussing specifications of reflectance and proposed nomenclature. As stated in the introduction, "this monograph presents a unified approach to the specification of reflectance in relation to the beam geometry of both the incident and the reflected flux in any reflectometer or in any application of measured reflectance data" (p. 1). This report includes illustrations.
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Automatic Indexing: A State-of-the-Art Report

Automatic Indexing: A State-of-the-Art Report

Date: February 1970
Creator: Stevens, Mary Elizabeth
Description: Report issued by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards discussing results of a survey conducted on automatic mechanized indexing and data processing. As stated in the introduction, "it has concentrated on the major developments in and related demonstrations of automatic indexing potentialities. Examples are also given of indexes compiled by machine and of potentially related research efforts in such areas as natural language text searching, statistical association techniques used for search and retrieval, and proposed systems for concept processing" (p. 1). This report includes an illustration.
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