Monday, September 24, 2012

William Thomson on Measures

When you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it.

In a lecture on "Electrical Units of Measurement" (1883) and published in "Popular Lectures Vol. I.". William Thomson (1824–1907) was an Irish-born British mathematical physicist and engineer. At the University of Glasgow he did important work in the mathematical analysis of electricity and formulation of the first and second laws of thermodynamics.

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