publication . Article . Other literature type . 1864

On the Metric System of Weights and Measures, and its proposed Adoption in this Country

Samuel Brown;
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  • Published: 01 Apr 1864 Journal: The Assurance Magazine and Journal of the Institute of Actuaries, volume 11, pages 263-279 (issn: 2046-1658, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (CUP)
Abstract
<jats:p>The great advantages, social, commercial, and political, which would attend the use of one system of weights, measures, and coins throughout the world, have generally been admitted, but as generally considered impossible. Such a result is frequently deemed to be merely the dream of a visionary, or the speculation of a philosopher, who has no practical knowledge of the world, and is incapable of appreciating the difficulties which stand in the way of accomplishing so desirable an object.</jats:p>
Subjects
free text keywords: Actuarial science, Business, Units of measurement, Metric system
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