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" The entire metric system of weights and measures is based upon a fundamental nnit called a meter, which is the ten-millionth part of the distance from the equator to the pole, and is the principal unit of linear measure. "
Practical Arithmetic ... - Σελίδα 33
των John Purdue Bidlake - 1866 - 212 σελίδες
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The science of arithmetic, by J. Cornwell and J.G. Fitch

James Cornwell - 1855
...one-tenth. Centi (centum) one-hundredth. Milli (mille) = one-thousandth. The unit of length chosen is the ten-millionth part of the distance from the equator to the pole ; it is called a metre, and is equal to 39-371 English inches.* The table is as follows :— Myria-metre...

Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review, Τόμος 33

1855
...that th« unit of lineal measure should be the basis of the new system, determined that it should be the ten-millionth part of the distance from the equator to the pole, or a forty-millionth part of a line drawn round the earth through the poles. Adopting temporarily a...

Hunt's Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review, Τόμος 33

Freeman Hunt - 1855
...that the unit of lineal measure should be the basis of the new system, determined that it should be the ten-millionth part of the distance from the equator to the pole, or a forty-millionth part of a line drawn round the earth through the poles. Adopting temporarily a...

Evans's Rural Economist, Τόμος 1

1862
...; a quarter of wheat is 8 imperial bushels. The METRE is the French standard of linear measure. It is the tenmillionth part of the distance from the Equator to the North Pole. This measure is marked on a bar of platinum, which is preserved in the archives of the...

The Analysis of Written Arithmetic: Book Second, Designed for Public and ...

Stoddard A. Felter - 1864 - 394 σελίδες
...which is called a metre, and upon this unit all the units of weights and measures are based. . , The metre is the ten-millionth part of the distance from the equator to the pole. 2. The Metre is the principal unit of linear measure. 3. The Are is a square, whose side is ten metres....

Annals of British Legislation: Being a Classified and Analysed ..., Τόμος 13

Leone Levi - 1864
...connected, and rests upon the metre; which is now a practically established standard, originally based on the ten-millionth part of the distance from the equator to the pole. The countries in which the metric system has been, or is being, introduced, are — France, Holland,...

Commercial Handbook of France

Frederick Martin - 1867 - 394 σελίδες
...connected and rests upon the metre, which is now a practicallyestablished standard, originally based on the ten-millionth part of the distance from the Equator to the Pole. The Metric System was adopted in France towards the end of the last century. At the commencement of...

Chemical News and Journal of Industrial Science, Τόμοι 17-18

1868
...Enquirer. — The French metre is the forty-millionth part of the length of the earth's meridian, or the ten-millionth part of the distance from the equator to the pole. A Mystery. — A correspondent forwards the following cutting frjm a contemporary, and asks for an...

The Farmers' and Mechanics' Manual: With Many Valuable Tables ...

Wilshire S. Courtney - 1869 - 506 σελίδες
...from nature, and called a METRE; and upon this unit all the units of weight and measure are based. The Metre is the ten-millionth part of the distance from the equator to the pole; and is the principal unit of linear measure. T7<e Are is a square whose side is ten metres. It is the principal...

The buyer's guide to the French markets

James Young (author of The buyer's guide.) - 1869
...SHEET OP USEFUL INFORMATION. The Mètre is the standard of linear measure in France, being the one ten-millionth part of the distance from the equator to the pole, and is found to be nearly equal to 39-3707904 English Inches. The Franc is the standard of value in France...




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