Metric Units in Engineering: Going SI

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ASCE Press, Jan 1, 1995 - Technology & Engineering - 334 pages
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Metric Units in Engineering provides guidance for practicing engineers, students, and educators who are adopting and using the International System of Units in their engineering work. Wandmacher and Johnson examine how to use SI units to solve standard engineering problems. Chapters reflect a combination of views on engineering practice in the United States, the United Kingdom, and other countries.

This revised edition of a classic work includes a bibliography of the resources on the metric system and a new appendix on the history and progress of metrication since the 1960 adoption of SI units by the General Conference on Weights and Measures. Numerous worked examples on dynamics, strength of materials, fluid mechanisms, thermodynamics, electricity, and magnetism, among other topics, are provided throughout the text. Metric Units in Engineering is an essential guide for understanding the implications of metric conversion in the everyday work of practicing engineers. It is also an excellent instructional book, ideal for independent study or classroom use.

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"Metric Units in Engineering not only provides an organized compendium of common conversion factors, but also provides a clear methodology for the conversion of derived units. This volume represents the contribution of many engineers who have worked for years in first producing and then updating this book. This revised edition makes an important resource available to all engineering disciplines." ?Ramanuja C. Kannan, P.E., F.ASCE, R. C. Kannan & Associates, Inc., Largo, Florida, and chair, ASCE Committee on Metrication


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Cornelius Wandmacher, P.E. (1911-1992), was a professor at the University of Cincinnati and an active promoter of the metric system in the United States.

A. Ivan Johnson, P.E., became a consultant after 30 years with the U.S. Geological Survey, where he founded the National Hydrologic Laboratory.

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