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The reform of the International System of Units (SI)

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The reform of the International System of Units (SI)

: philosophical, historical, and sociological issues / Courtenay Nadine de, Darrigol Olivier, Schlaudt Oliver, eds. (History and philosophy of technoscience). London; New York: Routledge. ISBN 978-1-138-48385-9.



List of figures and tablesvi
List of contributorsvii
Introduction - Nadine De Courtenay, Olivier Darrigol and Oliver Schlaudt1
1 The origins of the Metre Convention, the SI and the development of modern metrology - Terry Quinn7
2 Justifying and motivating an SI for all people for all time - Martin J T Milton30
3 Reforming the International System ofUnits: on our way to redefine the base units solely from fundamental constants and beyond - Christian Bordé46
4 Strategies for the definition of a system of units - Alessandro Giordani And Luca Mari75
5 Relations between units and relations between quantities - Susan G Sterrett99
6 On the conceptual nature ofthe physical constants - Jean-Marc Levy-Leblond125
7 And how experiments begin: the International Prototype Kilogram and the Planck constant - Sally Riordan150
8 The SI and the problem of spatiotemporal constancy - Ingvar Johansson180
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