Foundations of Measurement: Geometrical, threshold, and probabilistic representations

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Courier Corporation, 2006 - Mathematics - 493 pages
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The return of a classic series in the field of quantitative measurement. All of the sciences - physical, biological, and social - have a need for quantitative measurement. This influential but hard-to-find series established the formal foundations for measurement, justifying the assignment of numbers to objects in terms of their structural correspondence. Volume II extends the subject in the direction of geometrical, threshold, and probabilistic representations, and Volume III examines representation as expressed in axiomatization and invariance.

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Maria Carla Galavotti is professor of philosophy of science in the department of philosophy at the University of Bologna.
Roberto Scazzieri is professor of economic analysis in the department of economics at the University of Bologna.
Patrick Suppes is Lucie Stern professor emeritus of philosophy at Stanford University.

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