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Title The values of precision / edited by M. Norton Wise
Published Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [1995]


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Description viii, 372 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents 1. Quantification, Precision, and Accuracy: Determinations of Population in the Ancien Regime /Andrea Rusnock -- 2. A Revolution to Measure: The Political Economy of the Metric System in France / Ken Alder -- 3. "The Nicety of Experiment": Precision of Measurement and Precision of Reasoning in Late Eighteenth-Century Chemistry / Jan Golinski -- 4. Precision: Agent of Unity and Product of Agreement Part I - Traveling / M. Norton Wise -- 5. The Meaning of Precision: The Exact Sensibility in Early Nineteenth-Century Germany / Kathryn M. Olesko -- 6. Accurate Measurement Is an English Science / Simon Schaffer -- 7. Precision and Trust: Early Victorian Insurance and the Politics of Calculation / Theodore M. Porter -- 8. The Images of Precision: Helmholtz and the Graphical Method in Physiology / Frederic L. Holmes and Kathryn M. Olesko -- 9. Precision: Agent of Unity and Product of Agreement Part II - The Age of Steam and Telegraphy / M. Norton Wise
10. The Morals of Energy Metering: Constructing and Deconstructing the Precision of the Victorian Electrical Engineer's Ammeter and Voltmeter / Graeme J. N. Gooday -- 11. Precision Implemented: Henry Rowland, the Concave Diffraction Grating, and the Analysis of Light / George Sweetnam -- 12. The Laboratory of Theory or What's Exact about the Exact Sciences? / Andrew Warwick -- 13. Precision: Agent of Unity and Product of Agreement Part III - "Today Precision Must be Commonplace" / M. Norton Wise
Notes Based on papers presented at the Princeton Workshop in the History of Science, 1991-1992
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Physical measurements -- History.
Standardization -- History.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Author Wise, M. Norton.
Princeton Workshop in the History of Science (1991-1992)
LC no. 94019562
ISBN 0691037590