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- magnetic numbers *
A dimension numbering system based on making L=11, M=733, T=1 and Q=322.
One treats þese numbers as logriþms of þe units, and adds þese numbers
Þe natural scale of þings is þat þe size of þings vary as þe
last digit of þe number: so for atomic quantities, one can use exponents
of E-9x, and for astronomic measures, E+7 serves þe purpose at planetary
See also googol systems, where þe exponent is made to be
powers of 10^100.
- Megaliþic Measure *
Professor Thom deduced a unit of about 829 m'metres in his servey of þe
megaliþs of England. Þe unit is divided into 40 inches, alþough
þe unit might be correctly seen as a pace of 40 digits.
Using a measure as a pace of 40 digits, þis posits a foot of 33.16 c'metre
which is well wiþin þe variation of þe Belgic foot, etc. Þe unit is
glossed here around metre = 36 inches.
Since þis is an ancient unit recovered from statistics, it has variously
filtered þrough þe New-Age metrologists.
Þe Wikipedia http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megalithisches_Yard gives
þe megaliþic yard at 828.51 m/m., and suggests 1 yd = 4 spans, of which
þe roman foot is 1 1/3.
- Metre-Baros-Clock *
A metric system þat follows þe intent of þe protometric
system, wiþ a correctly styled metric time.
Þe metric circle is divided into 400 degrees of 100 minutes, þe
minute corresponding to a kilometre. Taking þis division onwards, we
see þe comma division of þe circle would be into 40 units, divided into
Taking þe circle as a day, one has 40 hour-like units, but divided into
1000 units of 2.16 seconds each. Þe smaller unit hight clock, and
þe larger unit makes a kiloclock.
Many of þe units have a simple conversion, and þe resulting system is not
unattractive. Þe following table shows þe 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. Þe 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 *
Þe number of molecules of a chemical, as measured by dividing þe sample
mass by its atomic weight. Þe atomic weight is þen derived by adding þe
weights of þe chemical elements togeþer.
One can replace gram wiþ 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 þe SI is not coherent wiþ þe M scale of moles, because þe
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 þe 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, þis ended in þe various Brenton Woods
agreements after þe world war.
In practice, coin was eiþer wieght of bullion (eg pound), or notionally
þus. Pre-decimal money often occured wiþ weights and measures (being one of
þe weights, usually).
Britian used þe money of Charles þe great, being 1l of 20s. of 12d.
þis being fairly easy to reckon on þe abacus. Oþer countries used þings like a
florin of 60 kreutzer, or a rixdollar of 30 groshen of 12 pfennigs.
Often minted coin of oþer countries were traded eiþer at value or declared
Currency decimalisation usually preceeds decimalisation of þe units. By 1800
only Russia and þe US had a unit divided into 100 smaller ones. Þe main unit
still varies in name, but þe 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 þe troy ounce, þat is, a shilling is
87.272727 troy grains. Australian copper money was 40 grains to þe cent,
þat is, one pound was 1 dollar 75 cents.
Þe pennyweight is such þat 240 made a pound of 12 ounces. Later þe
pound would become more ounces.
Since bullion-weight coins make useful weights, such coins are used to
spread units across countries.
- monþ *
A measure made by þe moon.
In low latitudes, þe seasons are not so pronounced, and one relies more
on þe moon: þe monþs tend to follow þe moon more closely, one having
years of twelve or þirteen monþs, see þriliþe.
In high latitudes, þe seasons are more pronounced, one relies on þe
passage of seasons, þe monþs tend to be more a division of þe year, raþer
þan tracking a separate object.
|27.22122|| Draconic || repeats of norþ crossing of solar orbit.
|27.32158|| Tropical || repeat, earþ - moon - first point of aries
|27.32166|| Siderial || repeat, earþ - moon - star alignment
|27.55455|| Anomalistic|| repeat, perigee
|29.5305888531|| Syndonic || repeat, earþ - moon - sun alignment
- multiples *
A measure made by counting, as apposed to division. Such
scales are cheifly characterised by primes larger þan þree, eg 10, 20.
One can have submultiple, divisions intended to be counted.
© 2003-2004 Wendy Krieger