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By H. G. Jerrard B.Sc., Ph.D., C. Phys., FInstP, D. B. McNeill TD, M.Sc., Ph.D., C. Phys, FInstP (auth.)

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units were integrated. References, which now quantity nearly 650, were pointed out to this point. the main lately authorized values of the actual constants were supplied. Our thank you visit all those that, because the 5th variation, have helped during this revision through feedback. particularly the authors show their gratitude to Jane M. Jerrard who, with enthusiasm, placed the textual content right into a desktop and eradicated the editorial scissors and paste and simplified the exhausting and lengthy job of manufacturing a textual content from the fragmented fabric of the revision. within the preface to the 5th version it used to be urged that the publication supplied at the moment the main entire and updated info of its sort on hand. The authors back make an identical declare for this 6th variation. H. G. JERRARD D. B. McNEILL Warsash Newtownards Southampton Northern eire England Preface to the 1st variation the serious specialization that happens in technology this day has intended that scientists operating in a single box are usually no longer accustomed to the nomenclature utilized by their colleagues in different fields. this is often quite so in physics. This dictionary is designed to assist conquer this trouble by means of giving information regarding the devices, dimensionless numbers and scales which were used, or are nonetheless getting used, in the course of the international. a few 400 entries are supplied and those are supplemented via approximately references. The definition of every access is given including correct historic facts.

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The unit has at times been called the violle and came into use in Britain in 1948[11] and in the USA in 1950. Candle, International This is the unit of luminous intensity (candle power) which most countries agreed to use in 1909[12]. 9 international candles. 4 and 10 international candles. 6% larger than the international candle. The candle was first legally defined in Great Britain in the Metropolitan Gas Act of 1860[ 13] and received recognition as an international standard at the International Electrotechnical Conference in 1881.

6% larger than the international candle. The candle was first legally defined in Great Britain in the Metropolitan Gas Act of 1860[ 13] and received recognition as an international standard at the International Electrotechnical Conference in 1881. The candle was specified as a spermaceti candle weighing six to the pound and burning at a rate of 120 grains in the hour. The definition mentioned neither the size of the wick nor the composition of the air, both of which control the luminous intensity of the flame.

Demal (D) A demal solution is one which contains one gram equivalent of solute per cubic decimetre of solution. 000028. The name demal was proposed by H. C. and E. W. Parker in 1924[21]. Dobson unit (DU) 45 Denier A unit used in the textile industry to indicate the mass in grams per 9000 metres of yarn. 301 dex. The name is derived from the initial letters of the words decimal exponent. It was originally proposed in 1951 and revived by J. B. S. Haldane in a letter to Nature in 1960[22]. Dimensionless groups (numbers) Dimensionless groups, sometimes called dimensionless numbers, often occur in the analysis of the more complex scientific problems.

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