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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 up accordingly.
      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 levels.
      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 decimals there-after.
      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.
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.
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,
      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.
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
One can replace gram with any unit, eg pound, 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 rate.
      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.

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