The Story Of Measurement

Author: Andrew Robinson
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Discusses humanity's fascination with measurement and describes different measuring methods in a historical context, including currency, natural disasters, and the body mass index.

The Story Of Measurement

Author: Thyra Smith
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A Measure Of All Things

Author: Ian Whitelaw
Editor: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312370268
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Discusses the origins of standard units of measurement and how they have changed from ancient times to modern day, and describes systems of measurement, including the metric and Imperial systems and the Systeme International.

Measure For Measure

Author: Alex Hebra
Editor: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801870729
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The author serves up a delightfully entertaining survey of the U.S. standards for measurement, sizing them up alongside the metric system, which the country officially adopted in 1983 but never properly implemented. (Science & Mathematics)

The Story Of Electrical And Magnetic Measurements

Author: Joseph F. Keithley
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780780311930
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"Joseph F. Keithley, a modern pioneer of instrumentation, brings you a fascinating history of electrical measurement from the ancient Greeks to the inventors of the early twentieth century. Written in a direct and fluent style, the book illuminates the lives of the most significant inventors in the field, including George Simon Ohm, Andre Marie Ampere, and Jean Baptiste Fourier. Chapter by chapter, meet the inventors in their youth and discover the origins of their lifelong pursuits of electrical measurement. Not only will you find highlights of important technological contributions, you will also learn about the tribulations and excitement that accompany the discoveries of these early masters. Included are nearly 100 rare photographs from museums around the world. THE STORY OF ELECTRICAL AND MAGNETIC MEASUREMENTS is a ""must read"" for students and practitioners of physics, electrical engineering, and instrumentation and metrology who want to understand the history behind modern day instruments." Sponsored by: IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society

Growing With Mathematics Kindergarten Level

Author: Calvin J. Irons
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ISBN: 9780732731601
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Find out if Ben the rabbit is successful with growing beans in his garden.

Meter Means Measure

Author: S. Carl Hirsch
Editor: Viking Children's Books
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Discusses the creation and development of the metric system and explains why its adoption by the United States is both inevitable and desirable.

Me And The Measure Of Things

Author: Joan Sweeney
Editor: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 1984829602
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Now with new art by Katie Kath (illustrator of Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer), this easy-to-understand introduction teaches children how to quantify the things in their daily routines. They'll learn all about the tools they need to measure--rulers, scales, pencils, and cups--as well as the language to express what they find. Readers will soon have the answers to their questions--how far, how tall, and how small? Me and the Measure of Things joins the other repackages in Joan Sweeney's popular Me...series--Me on the Map, Me and My Place in Space, Me and My Amazing Body, Me and My Family Tree, Me Counting Time, and Me and My Senses.

The Measure Of All Things

Author: Ken Alder
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743216760
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The story of the creation of the metric system in 1792 traces the endeavors of Delambre and Mechain, the backlash of superstitious contemporaries, and the mistake that drove Mechain to the brink of madness.

Measurement

Author: David J. Hand
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198779569
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Measurement is a fundamental concept that underpins almost every aspect of the modern world. It is central to the sciences, social sciences, medicine, and economics, but it affects everyday life. We measure everything - from the distance of far-off galaxies to the temperature of the air, levels of risk, political majorities, taxes, blood pressure, IQ, and weight. The history of measurement goes back to the ancient world, and its story has been one of gradual standardization. Today there are different types of measurement, levels of accuracy, and systems of units, applied in different contexts. Measurement involves notions of variability, accuracy, reliability, and error, and challenges such as the measurement of extreme values. In this Very Short Introduction, David Hand explains the common mathematical framework underlying all measurement, the main approaches to measurement, and the challenges involved. Following a brief historical account of measurement, he discusses measurement as used in the physical sciences and engineering, the life sciences and medicine, the social and behavioural sciences, economics, business, and public policy. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Measuring Utility

Author: Ivan Moscati
Editor: Oxford Studies in History of E
ISBN: 0199372764
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Utility is a key concept in the economics of individual decision-making. However, utility is not measurable in a straightforward way. As a result, from the very beginning there has been debates about the meaning of utility as well as how to measure it. This book is an innovative investigation of how these arguments changed over time. Measuring Utility reconstructs economists' ideas and discussions about utility measurement from 1870 to 1985, as well as their attempts to measure utility empirically. The book brings into focus the interplay between the evolution of utility analysis, economists' ideas about utility measurement, and their conception of what measurement in general means. It also explores the relationships between the history of utility measurement in economics, the history of the measurement of sensations in psychology, and the history of measurement theory in general. Finally, the book discusses some methodological problems related to utility measurement, such as the epistemological status of the utility concept and its measures. The first part covers the period 1870-1910, and discusses the issue of utility measurement in the theories of Jevons, Menger, Walras and other early utility theorists. Part II deals with the emergence of the notions of ordinal and cardinal utility during the period 1900-1945, and discusses two early attempts to give an empirical content to the notion of utility. Part III focuses on the 1945-1955 debate on utility measurement that was originated by von Neumann and Morgenstern's expected utility theory (EUT). Part IV reconstructs the experimental attempts to measure the utility of money between 1950 and 1985 within the framework provided by EUT. This historical and epistemological overview provides keen insights into current debates about rational choice theory and behavioral economics in the theory of individual decision-making and the philosophy of economics.

The Story Of The Sun

Author: Robert Stawell Ball
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The Measure Of The World

Author: Denis Guedj
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226310305
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A novel based on the 1792 attempt to measure the prime meridian follows a group of scientific pioneers sent by the revolutionary government of France to accomplish this important task.

The Story Of New Zealand

Author: Arthur Saunders Thomson
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Housing Characteristics

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How Big Is A Foot

Author: Rolf Myller
Editor: Yearling
ISBN: 0307567710
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The perfect book to understand standing six feet apart! Follow the story about the King who wants to give the Queen something special for her birthday. The Queen has everything, everything except a bed. The trouble is that no one in the Kingdom knows the answer to a very important question: How Big is a Bed? because beds at the time had not yet been invented. The Queen's birthday is only a few days away. How can they figure out what size the bed should be? How can the people figure out how to measure? Readers will learn it's not that difficult and that everyone can learn to do it.

Full Scale Test On A Two Story House Subjected To Lateral Load

Author: Felix Y. Yokel
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Measuring For The Art Show

Author: Catherine Twomey Fosnot
Editor: Greenwood International
ISBN: 9780325010106
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Measuring for the Art Show: Addition on the Open Number Line and Subtractionis one of eight units in the Contexts for Learning Mathematics' Investigating Number Sense, Addition, and Subtraction (K-3) The focus of this unit is the development of the open number line model within the context of measurement. As the unit progresses, the number line is used as a model for double-digit addition strategies. The unit begins with the story of a teacher who has offered to organize an art show of children's work as a school fund-raiser. The children have produced beautiful pieces of art and the teacher and several children set out to make signs to hang underneath each piece, listing the title of the piece, the artist's name, and the price. They want to measure each art piece very carefully so that the sign will be exactly the same length as the piece of art. But this huge pile of work is daunting. Thankfully, the students soon figure out a solution. They sort the art by size, measure each size, and make a blueprint-a pattern strip-that will be used for cutting all the signs. The story sets the context for a series of investigations in this unit. Children measure various sizes of art paper with connecting cubes and then place the measurements onto a long strip of adding machine paper, to be used as a blueprint or pattern for cutting the signs. As the unit progresses, lengths of fives and tens are introduced in place of the cubes and the blueprint is progressively developed into an open number line-a helpful model used as a tool to explore and represent strategies for double-digit addition. In contrast to a number line with counting numbers written below, an "open" number line is just an empty line used to record children's addition (and later subtraction) strategies. Only the numbers children use are recorded and the addition is recorded as leaps or jumps. For example, if a child's strategy for adding 18 + 79 is to keep 79 whole and decompose the 18 into smaller pieces, moving to a landmark number of 80 (79 + 1 + 10 + 7), it would be recorded on the open number line. Such representations help children move beyond tedious strategies like counting one by one to strategies such as taking leaps of ten, splitting, and using landmark numbers. Several minilessons for addition are also included in the unit. These are structured as strings of related problems designed to guide learners more explicitly toward computational fluency with double-digit addition. The unit culminates with an art show. Thus, as you progress through the unit, you may find it helpful to work with the art teacher in your school to collect pieces of student artwork. To learn more visit http://www.contextsforlearning.com

Measuring Performance

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Editor: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1422155536
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Organizations want--and need--to track the changes in their overall performance. And the divisions, units, teams, and individuals within these organizations engage in similar success measurement. Performance Measurement explains the importance of regularly monitoring your group's performance and introduces formal measurement practices. You'll learn to Apply a disciplined process to performance measurement Set targets and communicate data effectively Use performance management as a coaching and development tool Meet Your Mentor Robert S. Kaplan is Baker Foundation Professor at the Harvard Business School and Chairman of the Practice Leadership Committee of Palladium, Executing Strategy. He has authored or coauthored 14 books, 18 Harvard Business Review articles, and more than 120 other papers. The Pocket Mentor series offers immediate solutions to the challenges managers face on the job every day. Each book in the series is packed with handy tools, self-tests, and real-life examples to help you identify strengths and weaknesses and hone critical skills. Whether you're at your desk, in a meeting, or on the road, these portable guides enable you to tackle the daily demands of your work with greater speed, savvy, and effectiveness.

The Royal Treasure Measure

Author: Trudy Harris
Editor: Math Is Fun!
ISBN: 076136806X
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Rhyming text shares the search for a common measuring system for King Balbazar's kingdom.