In this concise study, the basic principles of measurement-theory are stated. Topics covered include:
Triangulation and precisification
Diachronic vs. synchronic measurement
The role of irrational numbers in measurement
Metrical conventionalism (conventionalism as to metrical standards) and nomic conventionalism (conventionalism as to the laws of nature)
Coordination of distinct metrical norms and the concomitant generalization of otherwise context-specific metrical concepts
Additivity and non-additivity of volume, mass, and other magnitudes, in relation to Relativity Theory
Scalar vs. vector magnitudes
We've sent an email with your order details. Order ID #:
To access this title, visit your library in the app or on the desktop website.
too smart for an audio book
great book, but it's a little tough to follow such intricate arguments without having the written word to fall back on. very eloquent though; can be listened to for its sheer lyricisms.
Fundamentals of Concept-formation in the Empirical Sciences, by Hempel, from which it draws and which it improves on.
Yes, I like his gentle but non-wimpy tone.
That metrical conventionalism can be refuted.
Yes; the author should re-write a new version of this book sans the mathematics, which don't work very well in audio form.
too much mathematics, but clean and helpful
no, i like the print version, because you can see all the symbols and formulas
it was so clearly written
a very clear and stead quality
the part about physical laws
great book, but kind of intense