Metrology History


MEasurement Science Conference SymposiaThe Measurement Science Conference* website includes a well-written article entitled “The History of Measurement”. I consider it a excellent article for anyone interested in measurement to help gain a succinct overview of the subject.

The article begins: “The history of measurement is the history of mankind. Since man slew his first animal and built his first fire, his progress has been built on the foundation of measurement.”

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* The Measurement Science Conference was founded in 1970 to promote education and professionalism in Measurement Science related disciplines.