Unit of Measure
Pronunciation: /ˈju.nɪt ʌv ˈmɛ.ʒər/ Explain
A unit of measure is the definition of the number '1'
in a metric space. For example, when we use meters, the unit of measure is 1
meter. In the context of meters, a unit is 1 meter. However, if one is using
feet for a measurement of distance, '1' means 1 foot.
A mathematical object is unity
if it defines 1 in a unit of measure^{1}.
References
- McAdams, David E.. All Math Words Dictionary, unit of measure. 2nd Classroom edition 20150108-4799968. pg 186. Life is a Story Problem LLC. January 8, 2015. Buy the book
- Bettinger, Alvin K. and Englund, John A.. Algebra and Trigonometry. pg 4. www.archive.org. International Textbook Company. January 1963. Last Accessed 12/17/2018. http://www.archive.org/stream/algebraandtrigon033520mbp#page/n18/mode/1up. Buy the book
- unit. merriam-webster.com. Encyclopedia Britannica. Merriam-Webster. Last Accessed 12/17/2018. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unit. Buy the book
- Descartes, René. La Geometrie. pg 297-298. gutenberg.org. Discourse. 1673. Last Accessed 12/17/2018. http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/26400. Buy the book
More Information
- McAdams, David E.. Measurement. allmathwords.org. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. 3/12/2009. https://www.allmathwords.org/en/m/measurement.html.
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McAdams, David E. Unit of Measure. 12/21/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. https://www.allmathwords.org/en/u/unit.html.
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12/21/2018: Reviewed and corrected IPA pronunication. (
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11/11/2009: Added sentence on unitary. (
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9/18/2008: Changed 'unit' to 'unit of measure', added 'Measurement' to More Information. (
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