The three fundamental units of the C. G. S. system are reduced to two when the unit of mass is defined as the quantity of matter which, by its gravitational force, produces at unit distance unit acceleration; and these two to one when the unit of time is defined as the time taken by an ether wave one centimeter long to advance one centimeter. A table is given showing the dimensions of units in each of these three systems, and the advantages of the latter are pointed out.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Sciences
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Hall, T. Proctor
"Unit Systems and Dimensions,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 3(1), 45-45.
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