International System of Units (Si): How the World Measures Almost Everything, and the People Who Made It Possible (Paperback)
International System of Units (SI) (Print On-Demand Edition) is a one-of-a-kind book. It provides detailed information on the metric system, its origin, history, and how the base and derived units were established.
The book has four chapters (Measurement Systems, the International System of Units, Metrication in the United States, and United States Metric Association), appendices, an afterword, and references. The book is principally aimed at educating students in the United States, but it will also be of interest to anyone who enjoys the popular sciences.This is a Print-On-Demand title. It has a CD-ROM companion (ISBN 978-0-8311-3466-2) for which publication has ceased.
About the Author
Dr. Edmund Isakov. Ph.D., has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in metalworking. He earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Mechanical Engineering at the V. Bakul Institute for Superhard Materials (Kiev, Ukraine). He is known for his work in research, development and applications of cuttting tools for milling, turning and boring. Dr. Isakov has authored Mechanical Properties of Work Materials and numerous articles and papers on metalcutting. He holds several U.S. patents and numerous U.S.S.R Inventor's Certificates pertaining to carbide and diamond tools. during nearly two decades at Kennametal, Inc., he became a noted authority on the technical analysis of cutting tools. Dr. Isakov is now an independent consulant and manufacturing sciences writer based in Florida. He is a senior member of SME.