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The Use of the Words “Weight” and “Mass”

Nature volume 13, page 385 | Download Citation

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MR. BOTTOMLEY remarks in his letter on weight and mass that appeared in NATURE, vol. xiii. p. 325, that “During the present session we have aided ourselves in Glasgow with four very important helps to the teaching of the kinetic system of force-measurement. . . . The third help is the construction by Prof. Thomson, for the first time so far as I know, of spring balances for indicating poundals and kilodynes.”

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    • W. F. BARRETT

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