Springer Series in Materials Science

Units of Measurement

Past, Present and Future. International System of Units

Authors: Gupta, S. V.

  • Explains the units in physics and engineering and the international system of units
  • Serves as a useful reference to researchers and engineers
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About this book

It is for the first time that

  • the subject of quantities and their respective units is dealt this much in detail
  • a glimpse of units of measurements of base quantities of length, time, mass and volume is given for ancient India
  • three and four dimensional systems of measurement units are critically examined
  • establishment of the fact that only four base units are needed to describe a system of units
  • the basics to arrive at the unit of a derived quantity are explained
  • basic, derived and dimensionless quantities including quantity calculus are introduced
  • life history of scientists concerned with measurements units are presented to be inspiring to working metrologists and students.

The International System of Units including, Metre Convention Treaty and its various organs including International National of Weights and Measure are described. The realisation of base units is given in detail. Classes of derived units within the SI, units permitted for time to come, units outside SI but used in special fields of measurements are described.

Methods to express large numbers are explained in detail. Multiples and sub-multiples prefixes and their proper use are also given. The latest trends to redefine the base Kilogram, Ampere, Kelvin and Mole on existing base units of mass, electric current, temperature and amount of substance, in terms of a single parameter or fundamental constants are briefly described.

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“Units and quantities in the field of radiation protection have often been a point of intense debate, mainly because of their complex relationship with the human body-related non-measurable protection quantities and the operational dose quantities. … In total, this comprehensive and detailed book dealing with physical and technical aspects of the subject is very useful not only to students but to all who sometimes need information on the correct use and application of units of physical quantities.” (Günther Dietze, Radiation Protection Dosimetry, Vol. 145 (4), June, 2011)

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eBook $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-26153-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Units of Measurement
Book Subtitle
Past, Present and Future. International System of Units
Authors
Series Title
Springer Series in Materials Science
Series Volume
122
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-00738-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-00738-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-00737-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26153-4
Series ISSN
0933-033X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 158
Number of Illustrations and Tables
31 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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