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Electric units at the National Physical Laboratory, 1900-50

@inproceedings{Vigoureux1988ElectricUA,
  title={Electric units at the National Physical Laboratory, 1900-50},
  author={Paul Vigoureux},
  year={1988}
}
  • Paul Vigoureux
  • Published 1988
  • Engineering
  • The author presents the history of some of the work on electrical units at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) during the first half of the century. The government founded the standards laboratory in 1900 to help industry with calibrations and advice in engineering, metallurgy, ship-building and other subjects. Standards including the determination of the ampere and ohm are discussed.