Report of committee on relation of inch and meter

Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union



Those of you who attended the annual meeting of this Section on April 27, 1938, heard a paper entitled “A method for introducing a new standard of length” that was presented by Professor Philip Klssara, calling attention to the Bill then in Congress proposing to redefine the length of the inch. The paper has been published in the “Transactions of the American Geophysical Union“ [19th Annual Meeting, 1938, pp. 94–96]. Its closing paragraph is as follows:

“As the American Geophysical Union has as one of its functions the duty of offering advice to the Congress on technical matters, I move, Mr. Chairman, that the Chairman be empowered to appoint a committee to study the matter and to report what recommendations should be made to Congress by the Union.”

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Report of committee on relation of inch and meter
Series title Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union
DOI 10.1029/TR020i003p00306
Volume 20
Issue 3
Year Published 1939
Language English
Publisher American Geophysical Union
Description 3 p
First page 306
Last page 308
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