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Decimals and Decimalisation

Excerpt from Decimals and Decimalisation: A Study and Sketch Introduction; Early systems of Numeration; Origin and introduction of Decimal reckoning; Duodecimal and Sexagesimal systems; Origin of the Metric system; The question of the size and shape of the Earth; Inconvenience of the existing British coinage; How the United States introduced decimal moneys and accounts; Suggestions for Decimalising English coinage; Necessity for action by Great Britain; Reports from Her Britannic Majesty's diplomatic representatives; Resolution of the U.S. House of Representatives; Decimalisation and unification of the Thermometric Scale.; Discussion on Decimalising the quadrant and the day, the degree and the hour; Decimal division of time; De Sarrauton snew decimalised dial, 24-hour notation; Appendix I.; Summary of foreign opinions on the Metric System, and how best to introduce it; Appendix II.; Metric weights and measures About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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