Scientific Unit Conversion: A Practical Guide to Metrication

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Springer, 1997 - Science - 456 pages
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This unique and detailed guide gives accurate metric equivalents and conversion factors for more than 10,000 scientific units as well as detailed descriptions of over 2,000. It covers the full range of science, technology and medicine and deals with US customary, British, conventional metric, historic systems and SI units. One section allows a search by application area while another details mathematical and physical constants. Appendices contain lists of national and international standardization organizations and there is also an English-French lexicon of terms. A detailed bibliography completes this comprehensive guide. The pocket book format has been chosen for its compact size whilst the structure of the book is intended to make it as accessible as possible. Full use is made of easily referenced conversion charts and tables. Scientific Unit Conversion will be invaluabl e for working scientists, students and libraries.

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List of Tables xiii
The International System of Units 3
Other Systems of Units 15

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About the author (1997)

FranAois Cardarelli has had wide-ranging commercial and industrial experience of materials, commodities and processes:

a [ at CNRS in Paris he designed and used electrochemical sensors for pollution control;

a [ as a research scientist at A0/00lectricitA(c) de France he helped to invent methods of preparation of industrial titanium and tantalum electrodes;

a [ as a registered professional consultant in Toulouse, he solved problems in electrochemical engineering, the selection of electrode materials, corrosion and high-temperature operation;

a [ at the Avestor Corporation, he worked as an industrial electrochemist and materials expert in charge of strategic raw materials, scientific and technical support for lithium processing and, as Battery Product Leader, in charge of lithium polymer batteries for electric vehicles, down-hole drilling anf telecommunications he defined battery requirements and specifications and invented pyrometallurgical and hydrometallurgical processing for spent lithium batteries;

a [ at present, he is Principal Chemist for Materials dealing with valorization processes for industrial residues and refactory benchmarking and electrowinning of metallic titanium.

Doctor Cardarelli is also the author of Encyclopaedia of Scientific Units, Weights and Measures for Springer (ISBN: 1-85233-682-X).

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