The algebraic structure of quantity calculus

Pérez Raposo, Álvaro ORCID: (2018). The algebraic structure of quantity calculus. "Measurement science review", v. 18 (n. 4); pp. 147-157. ISSN 1335-8871.


Title: The algebraic structure of quantity calculus
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Measurement science review
Date: July 2018
ISSN: 1335-8871
Volume: 18
Freetext Keywords: Quantity calculus, algebraic structure, group of dimension
Faculty: E.T.S. de Edificación (UPM)
Department: Matemática Aplicada
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Se define axiomáticamente la estructura algebraica que subyace al cálculo con cantidades físicas, es decir, los resultados de medidas. Esta estructura no ha sido descrita de forma ajustada con anterioridad---ABSTRACT---The algebraic structure underlying the quantity calculus is defined axiomatically as an algebraic fiber bundle, that is, a base structure which is a free Abelian group together with fibers which are one dimensional vector spaces, all of them bound by algebraic restrictions. Subspaces,tensor product, and quotient spaces are considered, as well as homomorphisms to end with a classification theorem of these structures. The new structure provides an axiomatic foundation of quantity calculus which is centered on the concept of dimension, rather than on the concept of unit, which is regarded as secondary, and uses only integer exponents of the dimensions.

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Item ID: 52037
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DOI: 10.1515/msr-2017-0021
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Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 15 Jan 2019 12:06
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2019 11:46
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