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MEASUREMENT

In preceding Chapters we discussed the tactical problems associated with describing quantitative measurements, reminding ourselves that the tools we use (numbers, dimensions, units) are almost perfectly arbitrary in isolation but embody a functional or relational truth in the "grammar" of their use. Accepting these tools provisionally, we turn now to the far messier problem of actually performing measurements.

 

Jess H. Brewer
1998-09-15