The Metric Society

The Metric Society

In this important new book, Steffen Mau offers a critical analysis of this increasingly pervasive phenomenon.

Author: Steffen Mau

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781509530434

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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In today’s world, numbers are in the ascendancy. Societies dominated by star ratings, scores, likes and lists are rapidly emerging, as data are collected on virtually every aspect of our lives. From annual university rankings, ratings agencies and fitness tracking technologies to our credit score and health status, everything and everybody is measured and evaluated. In this important new book, Steffen Mau offers a critical analysis of this increasingly pervasive phenomenon. While the original intention behind the drive to quantify may have been to build trust and transparency, Mau shows how metrics have in fact become a form of social conditioning. The ubiquitous language of ranking and scoring has changed profoundly our perception of value and status. What is more, through quantification, our capacity for competition and comparison has expanded significantly – we can now measure ourselves against others in practically every area. The rise of quantification has created and strengthened social hierarchies, transforming qualitative differences into quantitative inequalities that play a decisive role in shaping the life chances of individuals. This timely analysis of the pernicious impact of quantification will appeal to students and scholars across the social sciences, as well as anyone concerned by the cult of numbers and its impact on our lives and societies today.
Categories: Social Science

The Metric System

The Metric System

Among the national organizations represented by the council of the American Association for the Advancement of Science are : American Physical Society ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Manufactures

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105029332181

Category: Metric system

Page: 439

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The Metric System

The Metric System

Among the national organizations represented by the council of the American Association for the Advancement of Science are : American Physical Society ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Manufactures Committee

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ISBN: NYPL:33433004199422

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Page: 439

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The Metric System

The Metric System

Mr. Chairman and gentlemen , I would like to appear , if I may be permitted to , first , as president of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Coinage, Weights, and Measures

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:57100588

Category: Metric system

Page: 272

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Proceedings of the American Metrological Society

Proceedings of the American Metrological Society

American Metrological Society. 2. The practical conclusions of said communications , to which I call your attention . “ The French metric system - every ...

Author: American Metrological Society

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ISBN: OSU:32435061413340

Category: Weights and measures

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Conversion to the Metric System of Weights and Measures

Conversion to the Metric System of Weights and Measures

Voluntary coordination by the American National Metric Council . REACTIVE Model Goal : A predominantly metric society in ten years , to be accomplished by a ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. Subcommittee on Science, Research, and Technology

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ISBN: UIUC:30112004367915

Category: Metric system

Page: 927

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Conversion to the Metric System of Weights and Measures Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Science Research and Technology Of 94 1 April 29 30 May 1 6 7 8 1975

Conversion to the Metric System of Weights and Measures  Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Science  Research and Technology Of     94 1  April 29  30  May 1  6  7  8  1975

Voluntary coordination by the American National Metric Council . REACTIVE Model Goal : A predominantly metric society in ten years , to be accomplished by a ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Science and Technology Committee

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105119654064

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Page: 927

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American Metrological Society Proceedings

American Metrological Society Proceedings

American Metrological Society. 2. The practical conclusions of said communications , to which I call your attention . " The French metric system — every ...

Author: American Metrological Society

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89007953458

Category: Weights and measures

Page:

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Categories: Weights and measures

A History of the Metric System Controversy in the United States

A History of the Metric System Controversy in the United States

U.S. Metric Study Interim Report Charles F. Treat ... This group , the nation's first organized anti - metric society , was led by Charles Latimer ...

Author: Charles F. Treat

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ISBN: PSU:000025260007

Category: Metric system

Page: 298

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The Metric system of weights and measures

The Metric system of weights and measures

The basis of all measures of quantity in this system is , of course , the metric . At a meeting of the Medical Society of the County of New York , held in ...

Author: Frederick Augustus Porter Barnard

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ISBN: STANFORD:24503283521

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Page: 457

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Transactions of the Medical Society of the State of New York

Transactions of the Medical Society of the State of New York

The American Ophthalmological Society has adopted the metric system in its convention of 1876 . Several professors of medicine use the metric system in ...

Author: Medical Society of the State of New York (1807- )

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ISBN: UOM:39015076621880

Category: Medical laws and legislation

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"Title of papers, addresses, &c., from 1807 to 1874": 1875 p. 94-111.
Categories: Medical laws and legislation

Conversion to the Metric System of Weights and Measures

Conversion to the Metric System of Weights and Measures

This group , the nation's first organized anti - metric society , was led by Charles Latimer , an engineer , from his home in Cleveland , Ohio .

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Astronautics. Subcommittee on Science, Research, and Development

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015081145586

Category: Metric system

Page: 665

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Proceedings of the Engineers Society of Western Pennsylvania

Proceedings of the Engineers  Society of Western Pennsylvania

KAUFMAN : There is no question as to the metric system being better than ours , but how much good will it be if we adopt it in this society and do nothing ...

Author: Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania

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ISBN: UCAL:B2977919

Category: Assaying

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Appended to v. 12 are 15 articles on "methods for the analysis of ores, &c.," 101 p.
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Conversion to the Metric System of Weights and Measures Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Science Research and Development 93 1 March 19 20 21 22 May 9 10 1973

Conversion to the Metric System of Weights and Measures  Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Science  Research and Development     93 1  March 19  20  21  22  May 9  10  1973

This group , the nation's first organized anti - metric society , was led by Charles Latimer , an engineer , from his home in Cleveland , Ohio .

Author: United States. Congress. House. Science and Astronautics Committee

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105119655244

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Page: 665

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Transactions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Transactions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers

... would be glad to incorporate that into the original resolution — also resolved that a copy of that be sent to the Anti - Metric Society , of Cleveland .

Author: American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015023119319

Category: Mechanical engineering

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Vols. 2, 4-11, 62-68 include the Society's Membership list; v. 55-80 include the Journal of applied mechanics (also issued separately) as contributions from the Society's Applied Mechanics Division.
Categories: Mechanical engineering

The Metric System Hearings on H R 10 Feb 1 Mar 18 1926

The Metric System  Hearings      on H R  10      Feb 1 Mar 18  1926

The apparatus used in the metric system has been supplied for many years ... The American Chemical Society has passed a number of resolutions on this ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on coinage, weights & measures

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105021061119

Category:

Page: 363

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Increasing the Use of the Metric System

Increasing the Use of the Metric System

We are of the opinion that a factual , objective study of metric conversion cam best ... AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY , OFFICE OF CHEMISTRY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B643526

Category: Metric system

Page: 70

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Committee Serial No. 90-54. Considers S. 441 and similar S. 2356, to authorize Commerce Dept to conduct study regarding methods and cost of U.S. conversion to metric system.
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The Metric Induced by the Robin Function

The Metric Induced by the Robin Function

The metric induced by the Robin function/Norman Levenberg, Hiroshi Yamaguchi. p. cm. - (Memoirs of the American Mathematical Society, ISSN 0065-9266; no.

Author: Norman Levenberg

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 9780821825204

Category: Mathematics

Page: 156

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This book reveals an interesting connection between classical (Newtonian) potential theory on R 2 n and the theory of several complex variables on pseudoconvex domains in C n . The authors bring together many results concerning the Robin function *L associated to the R n Laplace operator on a pseudoconvex domain in C n . Using the technique of variation of domains, the second author proved that, under mild regularity assumptions on the domain, - *L and log (- *L) are strictly plurisubharmonic. In addition to providing a new proof of this result, the authors discuss the asymptotics of the Robin function, the relationship between the Laplacian of the Robin function and the Bergman kernel function, and the completeness of the Kahler metric associated to log(- *L). The book is essentially self-contained and should be accessible to those with knowledge of the basic concepts of several complex variables, classical potential theory, and elementary differential geometry.
Categories: Mathematics