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- magnetic numbers *
A dimension numbering system based on making L=11, M=733, T=1 and Q=322.
One treats these numbers as logrithms of the units, and adds these numbers
The natural scale of things is that the size of things vary as the
last digit of the number: so for atomic quantities, one can use exponents
of E-9x, and for astronomic measures, E+7 serves the purpose at planetary
See also googol systems, where the exponent is made to be
powers of 10^100.
- Megalithic Measure *
Professor Thom deduced a unit of about 829 m'metres in his servey of the
megaliths of England. The unit is divided into 40 inches, although
the unit might be correctly seen as a pace of 40 digits.
Using a measure as a pace of 40 digits, this posits a foot of 33.16 c'metre
which is well within the variation of the Belgic foot, etc. The unit is
glossed here around metre = 36 inches.
Since this is an ancient unit recovered from statistics, it has variously
filtered through the New-Age metrologists.
The Wikipedia http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megalithisches_Yard gives
the megalithic yard at 828.51 m/m., and suggests 1 yd = 4 spans, of which
the roman foot is 1 1/3.
- Metre-Baros-Clock *
A metric system that follows the intent of the protometric
system, with a correctly styled metric time.
The metric circle is divided into 400 degrees of 100 minutes, the
minute corresponding to a kilometre. Taking this division onwards, we
see the comma division of the circle would be into 40 units, divided into
Taking the circle as a day, one has 40 hour-like units, but divided into
1000 units of 2.16 seconds each. The smaller unit hight clock, and
the larger unit makes a kiloclock.
Many of the units have a simple conversion, and the resulting system is not
unattractive. The following table shows the conversion factor in form of
*SI=MBC, for example,
|angle|| grade || 1 / 40 circle = 9 deg. Also, milligrade, etc
|time|| clock || 1 / 40,000 day. A kiloclock replaces an hour.
|velocity|| kine || 1 km/kc = 1 m/c ~ 1 mile per hour.
|weight|| baros || 1 kg. The gram is retained for fineweights.
101325 Pa = 101325 * 4.6656E0 MBC unit = 472,741
|multipler|| E2 || E1 || E0 || E-1 || E-2
|1/4.6656|| F || -|| - || -|| -
|1/2.16|| Sm || -|| s || -|| -
|1|| - || C || m, kg, L || - || H
|2.16|| - || A || /s || Wb, T || Ohm
|4.6656|| - || -|| /s² N J Pa || V || -
|10.077696|| - || - || W || - || -
- mole, molecule *
The number of molecules of a chemical, as measured by dividing the sample
mass by its atomic weight. The atomic weight is then derived by adding the
weights of the chemical elements together.
One can replace gram with any unit, eg pound, kilogram.
|gram molecule|| mole || wt / atomic weight
|gram equivalent|| - || wt / atomic weight / valance
|gram ion|| faraday || wt / atomic weight * electron charge
|molar|| - || moles / litre
|molal|| - || moles / kilogram
Note the SI is not coherent with the M scale of moles, because the
coherent unit ought be a kilomole, not a mole. So it is given a new dimension.
- mohr cc*
A unit of volume used in saccharimetry. It is the volume occupied by one gram
of water at a specified thremm, usually 17.5 c.
- money *
Modern metrology takes no account of money. In practice, coin was tied to
bullion for a great part of history, this ended in the various Brenton Woods
agreements after the world war.
In practice, coin was either wieght of bullion (eg pound), or notionally
thus. Pre-decimal money often occured with weights and measures (being one of
the weights, usually).
Britian used the money of Charles the great, being 1l of 20s. of 12d.
this being fairly easy to reckon on the abacus. Other countries used things like a
florin of 60 kreutzer, or a rixdollar of 30 groshen of 12 pfennigs.
Often minted coin of other countries were traded either at value or declared
Currency decimalisation usually preceeds decimalisation of the units. By 1800
only Russia and the US had a unit divided into 100 smaller ones. The main unit
still varies in name, but the lesser name of cent and mill are often seen.
- money-weight *
Money derived from bullion, and some currencies still maintain a weight to
value over several denominations.
, English silver money is 5s 6d to the troy ounce, that is, a shilling is
87.272727 troy grains. Australian copper money was 40 grains to the cent,
that is, one pound was 1 dollar 75 cents.
The pennyweight is such that 240 made a pound of 12 ounces. Later the
pound would become more ounces.
Since bullion-weight coins make useful weights, such coins are used to
spread units across countries.
- month *
A measure made by the moon.
In low latitudes, the seasons are not so pronounced, and one relies more
on the moon: the months tend to follow the moon more closely, one having
years of twelve or thirteen months, see thrilithe.
In high latitudes, the seasons are more pronounced, one relies on the
passage of seasons, the months tend to be more a division of the year, rather
than tracking a separate object.
|27.22122|| Draconic || repeats of north crossing of solar orbit.
|27.32158|| Tropical || repeat, earth - moon - first point of aries
|27.32166|| Siderial || repeat, earth - moon - star alignment
|27.55455|| Anomalistic|| repeat, perigee
|29.5305888531|| Syndonic || repeat, earth - moon - sun alignment
- multiples *
A measure made by counting, as apposed to division. Such
scales are cheifly characterised by primes larger than three, eg 10, 20.
One can have submultiple, divisions intended to be counted.
© 2003-2004 Wendy Krieger