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The pendulum and the foot in Ancient Metrology (abstract)

  The Pendulum and the Foot in Ancient Metrology Roland A. Boucher Aerospace Engineer Ms Yale 55, Retired Orange County CA Chapter Sigma Xi A simple pendulum can be used to create a uniform, easily replicable system of measurement. The Ancient Mesopotamians developed a standard of measurement that is entirely consistent with one based on […]

The Pendulum and the Foot in Ancient Metrology(draft paper)

Abstract A simple pendulum can be used to create a uniform, easily replicable system ofmeasurement. The Ancient Mesopotamians developed a standard of measurement that is entirely consistent with one based on the length of a pendulum which beat 240 times in 240 seconds or one 360th part of a day—a one-second pendulum. The length of this pendulum could […]

The Ancient Minoan and Japanese Civilizations used the same navigational standard

The length of the Ancient Minoan foot and the Ancient Japanese Shaku are nearly identical This post is in response to questions posed on  http://kanashi.net/2011/12/25/the-minoan-seki/ The similarity between the Minoan foot and the the Japanese shaku These Ancient standards of measurement are, in all probability closely related. At first glance the standards seem to differ […]

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