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Holmes, WN (2000) The numerical dysfunction. The Mathematical Intelligencer, 22 (1). pp. 7-11. ISSN 0343-6993

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Abstract

This essay argues that a prior article postulating a Decimal Dysfunction ignores the worst aspects of current decimal enumeration and mensuration; proposals are made for improvements to the SI system by simplification, and improvements to the present unfortunate conventions for the representation of values of many kinds are called for.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: enumeration, mensuration, numerical representation, SI units
Journal or Publication Title: The Mathematical Intelligencer
Page Range: pp. 7-11
ISSN: 0343-6993
Additional Information: Published by Springer New York
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2007 00:11
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:23
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/2253
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