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The Paris Meridian Arc Length and Definition of the Metre

Miljenko Solarić, Nikola Solarić


Pierre François-André Méchain and Jean-Baptiste Joseph Delambre participated in measuring the Paris meridian arc length in order to determine length of the metre. Jean-Baptiste Biot and François Dominique Jean Arago worked on extending the meridian at a later date.


meridian arc length, Paris meridian, surveying, trigonometric chain, definition of length in the International System of Units, metre

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