Beakman's World: History of Measurement
00:13:11 - 00:19:17
  • Math → Measurement → Standard Measurement
  • Math → The Imperial System → Inch
Beakman explains the history behind the creation of measurements. He mentions that King Edward II declared that all measurements would be universal and that he created the inch by putting three barley seeds end to end. Through this process, he created standarized measurement. Beakman explains how to get an approximate measurement of something large by using its shadow and the shadow of the measuring stick.
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