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" Dclambrc and Mechain, by measuring an arc of the meridian between the parallels of Dunkirk and Barcelona. The metrical system is now legal in England also. "
A Treatise on Arithmetic: Through which the Entire Science Can be Most ... - Page 233
by Noble Heath - 1856 - 455 pages
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A Philosophical and Mathematical Dictionary: Containing an ..., Volume 2

Charles Hutton - Astronomy - 1815 - 686 pages
...multiplication and division, all other measures are derived. The length of the quadrant has been computed, by measuring an arc of the meridian, between the parallels of Dunkirk and Barcelona ; and its length has been thus found equal to 513074-0 French toises. This quantity, divided by ten millions,...
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The Augustan review, Volume 2

710 pages
...multiplication aod division all other measures are derived. The length of the quadrant has been computed by measuring an arc of the meridian, between the parallels of Dunkirk and Barcelona, and it has been found to measure 5130740 French toises, which, divided into 10 millions, gives 36.9413...
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A series of tables, in which the weights and measures of France are reduced ...

Christopher Knight Sanders - Metric system - 1825 - 120 pages
...Academy confided the task of ascertaining the precise length of this Quadrant ; who, having measured an Arc of the Meridian, between the Parallels of Dunkirk and Barcelona, reported, that a Quadrant of the Meridian, or the distance from the Equator to the North Pole, supposed...
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Galignani's new [afterw.] illustrated Paris guide (1827, 39, 44), 53-55, 60 ...

Galignani A. and W. - 1855 - 768 pages
...— (1) The length of the quadrant of the terrestrial meridian wağ ascertained by Messrs. Dclambre and Mechain, by measuring an arc of the meridian between the parallels of Dunkirk and Barcelona. (2) There was also a mixed system between the new and old, ctlled the systeme vsuel, having the mitre...
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The Quarterly Journal of Science, Literature and Art, Volume 25

1828 - 532 pages
...(Translated from the original MSS., communicated by the Author.) IN the great work of the measurement of an Arc of the Meridian between the parallels of Dunkirk and Barcelona, the southern part of the operations, viz. that between Rhodez and Montjouy, was allotted to M. Mechain....
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Galignani's New Paris Guide

A. and W. Galignani and Co - Paris (France) - 1830 - 956 pages
...length of the quadrant of the terrestrial meridian was ascertained by Messrs. Delambre and Mcchain, by measuring an arc of the meridian between the parallels of Dunkirk and Barcelona. The metre is equal to 39.371 English inches. In order to express the decimal proportions, the following...
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Observations on the Expediency and Practicability of Simplifying and ...

Sir Charles William Pasley - Foreign exchange rates - 1834 - 220 pages
...In a paper, first published in 1807, as an Article in the Edinburgh Review, upon the measurements of an arc of the meridian, between the parallels of Dunkirk and Barcelona, made by Messrs, Mechain and Delambre, by order of tbe Preach Government. tion from the Roman system,...
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Galignani's New Paris Guide: Containing an Accurate Statistical and ...

Galignani, firm, publishers, Paris - Paris (France) - 1837 - 566 pages
...measures are derived. The length of the quadrant of the terrestrial meridian was ascertained by Messrs. Delambre and Mechain, by measuring an arc of the meridian between the parallels of Dunkirk and Barcelona. The metre is equal to 39.371 English inches. The following tables, from the Annuaire du Bureau dei...
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Galignani's New Paris Guide: Containing an Accurate Statistical and ...

A. and W. Galignani and Co, Galignani (Firm, Publishers, Paris) - Paris (France) - 1838 - 636 pages
...measures are derived. Tire length of the quadrant of the terrestrial meridian was ascertained by Messrs. Delambre and Mechain, by measuring an arc of the meridian between the parallels of Dunkirk and Barcelona. The metre is equal to 39.371 English inches. The following tables, from the Annuaire du Bureau del...
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Galignani's new [afterw.] illustrated Paris guide (1827, 39, 44), 53-55, 60 ...

Galignani A. and W. - 1839 - 610 pages
...length of the quadrant of the terreslrial meridian was ascertained by Messrs. Dclambre and Mcchain, by measuring an arc of the meridian between the parallels of Dunkirk and Barcelona. The metre is equal to 39.371 English inches. The following tables, from the Annva.it e du Bureau dei...
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