Conversion to the Metric System of Weights and Measures: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Science, Research, and Technology of the Committee on Science and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives, Ninety-fourth Congress, First Session ....

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Page 497 - Wherever at the head of some new undertaking you see the government in France, or a man of rank in England, in the United States you will be sure to find an association.
Page 524 - Time— The SI unit of time is the second. This unit is preferred and should be used if practical, particularly when technical calculations are involved. In cases where time relates to life customs or calendar cycles, the minute, hour, day, and other calendar units may be necessary. For example, vehicle speed will normally be expressed in kilometres per hour.
Page 380 - Weights and measures may be ranked among the necessaries of life to every individual of human society. They enter into the economical arrangements and daily concerns of every family. They are necessary to every occupation of human industry...
Page 512 - Before the Subcommittee on Science, Research and Technology of the House Committee on Science and Technology on Consortia R&D September 11, 1979 Mr.
Page 759 - Education, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers...
Page 523 - Among the base and derived units of SI, the unit of mass (kilogram) is the only one whose name, for historical reasons, contains a prefix. Names of decimal multiples and submultiples of the unit of mass are formed by attaching prefixes to the word gram (g). 2 From the French name, Le Systeme International d'Unites. 3 "Quantity" as used in the headings of the tables of this standard means measurable attribute of phenomena or matter.
Page 230 - A circle is divided into 360 equal parts, each of which is called a degree. The symbol for a degree is a small zero slightly above and to the right of the number. Ten degrees would be written 10°. Usually a degree is the smallest unit used. However, when more accurate measurement is needed, the degree is broken into 60 equal parts which are called minutes. The abbreviation for a minute is a ' placed in a position similar to the degree sign. Example: 15 minutes = 15'.
Page 241 - Fig. 61, is a straight line which joins the extremities of an arc but does not pass through the center of the circle. A secant is a straight line which intersects the circumference in two points, Fig. 61. A segment of a circle, Fig. 62, is the area included between an arc and a chord. A sector is the area included between an arc and two radii drawn to the extremities of the arc, Fig.
Page 384 - It is the policy of the United States to encourage educational agencies and institutions to prepare students to use the metric system of measurement with ease and facility as a part of the regular education program.
Page 337 - January 1964. President Lyndon B. Johnson appointed Mrs. Peterson to the newly created post of Special Assistant to the President for Consumer Affairs. She also served as Chairman of the President's Committee on Consumer Interests. She held these positions until February 1967.