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Published by Matrix Publishers in Champaign, Ill .
Written in English


  • Physical measurements.,
  • Errors, Scientific.,
  • Science -- Experiments.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementCarl W. Hall.
LC ClassificationsQC39 .H284
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 170 p. :
Number of Pages170
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4567295M
ISBN 100916460231
LC Control Number77083749

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