International Conference on Electrical Units and Standards

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    INTERNATIONAL agreement on the subject of electrical units was arrived at in Paris at the conferences of 1881 and 1884, and at Chicago in 1893. The results of these conferences have been of considerable value to elec trical industries. In recent years, however, differences have occurred, partly in the definitions of the units and partly in their realisation, and the degree of precision in electrical measurements which is now possible rendered it necessary to remove these differences. The committee of delegates at the International Congress at St. Louis in 1905 expressed the desirability of summoning an Inter national Conference on Electrical Units and Standards, and the British Government recently invited representatives from all the civilised countries of the world to discuss these subjects.

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    International Conference on Electrical Units and Standards . Nature 78, 678–681 (1908) doi:10.1038/078678a0

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