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A Proposal to Redefine the Thermodynamic Temperature Scale: with a Parable of Measures to Improve Weights

Nature volume 143, pages 625626 (15 April 1939) | Download Citation



An early scientist, who deserves much credit, desired a standard of weight. He selected two convenient stones. The lighter stone was very smooth, hard and dense, and gave every indication of durability; the heavier stone jvas definitely of lower quality.

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