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Title: Shape is as important as size: roundness and the science of measurement
Authors: Sangwin, Christopher J.
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: ASE © the author
Citation: SANGWIN, C.J., 2014. Shape is as important as size: roundness and the science of measurement. School Science Review, 353, pp. 115-122.
Abstract: Science relies on standards for measurement. This article describes assessment of geometric shape, rather than size. We consider the problem of establishing departure from roundness. In doing this we examine some curious geometric shapes, including non-circular shapes of constantwidth and shapeswhich rotate smoothly inside triangles. This has led to the recent reassessment of the standard testing procedures using veeblocks.
Description: This article was published in the journal, School Science Review [ASE © the author]. The website is at: http://www.ase.org.uk/journals/school-science-review/
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/15882
Publisher Link: http://www.ase.org.uk/journals/school-science-review/2014/06/353/?
ISSN: 0036-6811
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