James Clerk Maxwell Quote

The equations at which we arrive must be such that a person of any nation, by substituting the numerical values of the quantities as measured by his own national units, would obtain a true result.


Encyclopedia Brittanica article, quoted by Patricia Fara in Science A Four Thousand Year History (2009) citing Simon Schaffer article in The Values of Precision (1995) ed. M. Norton Wise

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The equations at which we arrive must be such that a person of any nation, by substituting the numerical values of the quantities as measured by his...

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The equations at which we arrive must be such that a person of any nation, by substituting the numerical values of the quantities as measured by his...

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The equations at which we arrive must be such that a person of any nation, by substituting the numerical values of the quantities as measured by his...

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The equations at which we arrive must be such that a person of any nation, by substituting the numerical values of the quantities as measured by his...