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Re: News of June 5

This resource may be useful to someone, but the information in the
Reference Section is grossly out of date (by 25 years or so). For
example, the definition of the meter is obsolete; four sets of SI
prefixes are missing; the last six elements go unnamed; many atomic
weights are wrong; etc., etc. Strange that it carries a 2001 copyright.
David Lide

John W. Jost wrote:

> The excerpt below from the June 5 News, states that the resource can be
> downloaded as a pdf file. As far as I can tell, it is only available
> online.
> Regards,
> John Jost
> A useful desktop resource from Wiley
> Wiley Interscience: Scientific and Technical Acronyms, Symbols, and
> Abbreviations [.pdf]
> <http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/stasa/>
> Presented in a downloadable Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format and made
> available
> by Wiley Interscience, this resource is full of useful information for
> anyone interested in cracking the codes of scientific notations,
> abbreviations, and acronyms.,  The entire resource can be loaded onto a
> computer desktop for quick reference there, or printed out for greater
> portability. Just a few of the categories covered by the resource
> the Greek alphabet and Roman numerals, basic weights and measures units,
> conversion tables from English to metric units, mathematical notation,
> and
> the periodic table of the elements.

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